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Messier 80 (NGC6093)

Messier 80 (NGC6093) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 32600 light years away in the constellation of Scorpius.

It is referred to as M(80) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(6093) 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 16:17.0 (R.A.) and -22:59 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 7.3 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 8 with an apparent dimension of 10.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

(M80,NGC6093) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1781 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(16:17.0), Dec(-22:59) and its distance is calculated 32.6 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 7.3. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 10.0.

Fact File

NameMessier 80 (NGC6093)
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id80
NGC Id6093
Right Ascension16:17.0
Distance (Lt.Yr)32600
Visual Brightness7.3
Apparent Dimension10.0
Apparent Magnitude8
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1781
DiscovererCharles Messier

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