Messier 68 (NGC4590) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 33600 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 also 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.
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 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
(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.
|Name||Messier 68 (NGC4590)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1780|