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Messier 9 (NGC6333) Facts

Messier 9 (NGC6333) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 25800 light years away in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

It is referred to as M(9) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(6333) 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 17:19.2 (R.A.) and -18:31 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 8.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 12.0 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

(M9,NGC6333) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1764 by Charles Messier. It's location is RA(17:19.2), Dec(-18:31) and its distance is calculated 25.8 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 7.7. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 12.0.

Fact File


NameMessier 9 (NGC6333)
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id9
NGC Id6333
ConstellationOphiuchus
Right Ascension17:19.2
Declination-18:31
Distance (Lt.Yr)25800
Apparent Dimension12.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.00
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1764
DiscovererCharles Messier


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