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Messier 28 (M28, NGC6626)


Messier 28 is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 17.9 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 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. Messier 28 was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier. 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 .

(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
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id28
NGC Id6626
ConstellationSagittarius
TypeGlobular Cluster
Right Ascension18:24.5
Declination-24:52
Distance (Lt.Yr)17.9
Visual Brightness6.8
Apparent Dimension11.2
Apparent Magnitude8
Year of Discovery1764
DiscovererCharles Messier