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.
(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.
|Name||Messier 28 (NGC6626)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1764|