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Messier 75 (NGC6864)

(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.

Messier 75 (NGC6864) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 67500 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 also 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. 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 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

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NameMessier 75 (NGC6864)
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id75
NGC Id6864
ConstellationSagittarius
Right Ascension20:06.1
Declination-21.55
Distance (Lt.Yr)67500
Visual Brightness8.5
Apparent Dimension6.8
Apparent Magnitude9
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1780
DiscovererPierre Mechain


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