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.
(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.
|Name||Messier 71 (NGC6838)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Yes - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1745|
|Discoverer||Philippe Loys de Cheseaux|