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Messier 68 (M68, NGC4590)


Messier 68 is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 33.6 light years away in the constellation of Hydra. It is referred to as M(68) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is referred to as NGC(4590) 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 68 was discovered in 1780 by Charles Messier. The Globular Cluster's location is 12:39.5 (R.A.) and -26:45 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 7.8 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 10 with an apparent dimension of 11.0 .

(M68,NGC4590) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1780 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(12:39.5), Dec(-26:45) and its distance is calculated 33.6 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 7.8. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 11.0.

Fact File


NameMessier 68
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id68
NGC Id4590
ConstellationHydra
TypeGlobular Cluster
Right Ascension12:39.5
Declination-26:45
Distance (Lt.Yr)33.6
Visual Brightness7.8
Apparent Dimension11.0
Apparent Magnitude10
Year of Discovery1780
DiscovererCharles Messier