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Messier 71 (NGC6838)

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. Messier 71 (NGC6838) was discovered in 1745 by Philippe Loys de Cheseaux. 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.

(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.

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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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