Messier 54 (NGC6715) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 87400 light years away in the constellation of Sagittarius.
It is referred to as M(54) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(6715) 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 18:55.1 (R.A.) and -30:29 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 7.6 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 8 with an apparent dimension of 12.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
(M54,NGC6715) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1778 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(18:55.1), Dec(-30:29) and its distance is calculated 87.4 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 7.6. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 12.0.
|Name||Messier 54 (NGC6715)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1778|