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Messier 73 (M73, NGC6994)


Messier 73 is a system of 4 stars object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of ~2.5 light years away in the constellation of Aquarius. It is referred to as M(73) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is referred to as NGC(6994) 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 73 was discovered in 1780 by Charles Messier. The System of 4 Stars's location is 20:58.9 (R.A.) and -12:38 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 9.0 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 9 with an apparent dimension of 2.8 .

(M73,NGC6994) is a system of 4 stars. It was discovered in 1780 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(20:58.9), Dec(-12:38) and its distance is calculated ~2.5 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 9.0. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 2.8.

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NameMessier 73
TypeSystem of 4 Stars
Messier Id73
NGC Id6994
ConstellationAquarius
TypeSystem of 4 Stars
Right Ascension20:58.9
Declination-12:38
Distance (Lt.Yr)~2.5
Visual Brightness9.0
Apparent Dimension2.8
Apparent Magnitude9
Year of Discovery1780
DiscovererCharles Messier