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Messier 70 (NGC6681)

Messier 70 (NGC6681) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 29400 light years away in the constellation of Sagittarius.

It is referred to as M(70) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(6681) 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 18:43.2 (R.A.) and -32.18 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 7.9 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 9 with an apparent dimension of 8.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

(M70,NGC6681) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1780 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(18:43.2), Dec(-32.18) and its distance is calculated 29.4 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 7.9. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 8.0.

Fact File

NameMessier 70 (NGC6681)
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id70
NGC Id6681
Right Ascension18:43.2
Distance (Lt.Yr)29400
Visual Brightness7.9
Apparent Dimension8.0
Apparent Magnitude9
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1780
DiscovererCharles Messier

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