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Messier 75 (M75, NGC6864)


Messier 75 is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 67.5 light years away in the constellation of Sagittarius. It is referred to as M(75) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is referred to as NGC(6864) 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 75 was discovered in 1780 by Pierre Mechain. The Globular Cluster's location is 20:06.1 (R.A.) and -21.55 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 8.5 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 9 with an apparent dimension of 6.8 .

(M75,NGC6864) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1780 by Pierre Mechain. It's location is RA(20:06.1), Dec(-21.55) and its distance is calculated 67.5 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 8.5. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 6.8.

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NameMessier 75
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id75
NGC Id6864
ConstellationSagittarius
TypeGlobular Cluster
Right Ascension20:06.1
Declination-21.55
Distance (Lt.Yr)67.5
Visual Brightness8.5
Apparent Dimension6.8
Apparent Magnitude9
Year of Discovery1780
DiscovererPierre Mechain