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Messier 28 (NGC6626)

(M28,NGC6626) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(18:24.5), Dec(-24:52) and its distance is calculated 17.9 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 6.8. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 11.2.

Messier 28 (NGC6626) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 17900 light years away in the constellation of Sagittarius. It is referred to as M(28) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(6626) 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 18:24.5 (R.A.) and -24:52 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 6.8 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 8 with an apparent dimension of 11.2 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

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NameMessier 28 (NGC6626)
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id28
NGC Id6626
Right Ascension18:24.5
Distance (Lt.Yr)17900
Visual Brightness6.8
Apparent Dimension11.2
Apparent Magnitude8
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1764
DiscovererCharles Messier

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