Messier 55 (NGC6809) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 17600 light years away in the constellation of Sagittarius.
It is referred to as M(55) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(6809) 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 19:40 (R.A.) and -30:58 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 6.3 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 7 with an apparent dimension of 19.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
(M55,NGC6809) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1751 by Abbe Nicholas Louis de la Caille. It's location is RA(19:40), Dec(-30:58) and its distance is calculated 17.6 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 6.3. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 19.0.
|Name||Messier 55 (NGC6809)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1751|
|Discoverer||Abbe Nicholas Louis de la Caille|
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