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Messier 71 (NGC6838)

(M71,NGC6838) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1745 by Philippe Loys de Cheseaux. It's location is RA(19:53.8), Dec(+18:47) and its distance is calculated 13 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 8.2. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 7.2.

Messier 71 (NGC6838) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 13000 light years away in the constellation of Sagitta. It is referred to as M(71) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(6838) 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 19:53.8 (R.A.) and +18:47 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 8.2 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 6 with an apparent dimension of 7.2 . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

Fact File


NameMessier 71 (NGC6838)
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id71
NGC Id6838
ConstellationSagitta
Right Ascension19:53.8
Declination+18:47
Distance (Lt.Yr)13000
Visual Brightness8.2
Apparent Dimension7.2
Apparent Magnitude6
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1745
DiscovererPhilippe Loys de Cheseaux


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