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Facies, Messier 22 (NGC6656) Facts

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 (Apparent) Brightness is 5.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 32.0 . The object can be seen with the naked eye from Earth, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

(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


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
Apparent Dimension32.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude5.00
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1665
DiscovererAbraham Ihle


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