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. Messier 55 (NGC6809) was discovered in 1751 by Abbe Nicholas Louis de la Caille. 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|