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Messier 92 (M92, NGC6341)


Messier 92 is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 26.7 light years away in the constellation of Hercules. It is referred to as M(92) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is referred to as NGC(6341) 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 92 was discovered in 1777 by Johann Elert Bode. The Globular Cluster's location is 17:17.1 (R.A.) and +43:08 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 6.4 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 6 with an apparent dimension of 14.0 .

(M92,NGC6341) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1777 by Johann Elert Bode. It's location is RA(17:17.1), Dec(+43:08) and its distance is calculated 26.7 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 6.4. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 14.0.

Fact File


NameMessier 92
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id92
NGC Id6341
ConstellationHercules
TypeGlobular Cluster
Right Ascension17:17.1
Declination+43:08
Distance (Lt.Yr)26.7
Visual Brightness6.4
Apparent Dimension14.0
Apparent Magnitude6
Year of Discovery1777
DiscovererJohann Elert Bode