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Messier 62 (M62, NGC6266)


Messier 62 is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 22.2 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 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. Messier 62 was discovered in 1771 by Charles Messier. The Globular Cluster's location is 17:01.2 (R.A.) and -30:07 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 6.5 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 7 with an apparent dimension of 15.0 .

(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
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id62
NGC Id6266
ConstellationOphiuchus
TypeGlobular Cluster
Right Ascension17:01.2
Declination-30:07
Distance (Lt.Yr)22.2
Visual Brightness6.5
Apparent Dimension15.0
Apparent Magnitude7
Year of Discovery1771
DiscovererCharles Messier