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Facies, Messier 22 (NGC6656)

(M22,NGC6656) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1665 by Abraham Ihle. It's location is RA(18:36.4), Dec(-23:54) and its distance is calculated 9.6-11.6 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 5.1. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 32.0.

Facies, Messier 22 (NGC6656) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 9.6-11.6 kly light years away in the constellation of Sagittarius. It is referred to as M(22) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(6656) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. The Globular Cluster's location is 18:36.4 (R.A.) and -23:54 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 5.1 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 5 with an apparent dimension of 32.0 . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

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NameFacies, Messier 22 (NGC6656)
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id22
NGC Id6656
ConstellationSagittarius
Right Ascension18:36.4
Declination-23:54
Distance (Lt.Yr)9.6-11.6 kly
Visual Brightness5.1
Apparent Dimension32.0
Apparent Magnitude5
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1665
DiscovererAbraham Ihle


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