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Messier 62 (NGC6266) Facts

Messier 62 (NGC6266) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 22200 light years away in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

It is referred to as M(62) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(6266) 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 17:01.2 (R.A.) and -30:07 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 7.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 15.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye from Earth, you need a telescope to see it.

(M62,NGC6266) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1771 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(17:01.2), Dec(-30:07) and its distance is calculated 22.2 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 6.5. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 15.0.

Fact File

NameMessier 62 (NGC6266)
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id62
NGC Id6266
Right Ascension17:01.2
Distance (Lt.Yr)22200
Apparent Dimension15.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude7.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1771
DiscovererCharles Messier

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