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Messier 28 (NGC6626) Facts

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 (Apparent) Brightness is 8.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 11.2 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

(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.

Fact File

NameMessier 28 (NGC6626)
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id28
NGC Id6626
Right Ascension18:24.5
Distance (Lt.Yr)17900
Apparent Dimension11.2
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1764
DiscovererCharles Messier

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