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Messier 71 (M71, NGC6838)


Messier 71 is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 13 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 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 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 .

(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.

Fact File


NameMessier 71
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id71
NGC Id6838
ConstellationSagitta
TypeGlobular Cluster
Right Ascension19:53.8
Declination+18:47
Distance (Lt.Yr)13
Visual Brightness8.2
Apparent Dimension7.2
Apparent Magnitude6
Year of Discovery1745
DiscovererPhilippe Loys de Cheseaux