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Messier 22 (M22, NGC6656)


Messier 22 is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 9.6-11.6 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 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. Messier 22 was discovered in 1665 by Abraham Ihle. 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 .

(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.

Fact File


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