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 Brightness is a 6.5 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 7 with an apparent dimension of 15.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, 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.
|Name||Messier 62 (NGC6266)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1771|