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Messier 26 (NGC6694) Facts

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.

The Open Cluster's location is 18:45.2 (R.A.) and -09.24 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 8.00 Magnitude 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.

Fact File


NameMessier 26 (NGC6694)
TypeOpen Cluster
Messier Id26
NGC Id6694
ConstellationScutum
Right Ascension18:45.2
Declination-09.24
Distance (Lt.Yr)5000
Apparent Dimension15.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1764
DiscovererCharles Messier


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