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Messier 67 (M67, NGC2682)


Messier 67 is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 2.61-2.93 light years away in the constellation of Cancer. It is referred to as M(67) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is referred to as NGC(2682) 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 67 was discovered in 1779 by Johann Gottfried Koehler. The Open Cluster's location is 08:50.4 (R.A.) and +11:49 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 6.1 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 6 with an apparent dimension of 30.0 .

(M67,NGC2682) is a open cluster. It was discovered in 1779 by Johann Gottfried Koehler. It's location is RA(08:50.4), Dec(+11:49) and its distance is calculated 2.61-2.93 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 6.1. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 30.0.

Fact File


NameMessier 67
TypeOpen Cluster
Messier Id67
NGC Id2682
ConstellationCancer
TypeOpen Cluster
Right Ascension08:50.4
Declination+11:49
Distance (Lt.Yr)2.61-2.93
Visual Brightness6.1
Apparent Dimension30.0
Apparent Magnitude6
Year of Discovery1779
DiscovererJohann Gottfried Koehler