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Messier 70 (NGC6681)

(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.

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.

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NameMessier 70 (NGC6681)
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id70
NGC Id6681
ConstellationSagittarius
Right Ascension18:43.2
Declination-32.18
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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