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Messier 26 (NGC6694)

Messier 26 (NGC6694) is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 5000 light years away in the constellation of Scutum. It is referred to as M(26) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(6694) 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 26 (NGC6694) was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier. The Open Cluster's location is 18:45.2 (R.A.) and -09.24 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 8.0 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 8 with an apparent dimension of 15.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

(M26,NGC6694) is a open cluster. It was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(18:45.2), Dec(-09.24) and its distance is calculated 5 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 8.0. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 15.0.

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NameMessier 26 (NGC6694)
TypeOpen Cluster
Messier Id26
NGC Id6694
ConstellationScutum
Right Ascension18:45.2
Declination-09.24
Distance (Lt.Yr)5000
Visual Brightness8.0
Apparent Dimension15.0
Apparent Magnitude8
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1764
DiscovererCharles Messier


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