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NGC 1466 Facts

NGC 1466 Facts Globular Cluster in Hydrus

NGC 1466 is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 150,000 Ly light years away in the constellation of Hydrus.

It is also referred to as NGC(1466) 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. NGC 1466 was discovered in 1834 by John Herschel.

The Globular Cluster's location is 03 44 33.0 (R.A.) and -71 40 18 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 11.40 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Fact File

NameNGC 1466
TypeGlobular Cluster
NGC Id1466
Right Ascension03 44 33.0
Declination-71 40 18
Distance (Lt.Yr)150,000 Ly
Visual / Apparent Magnitude11.40
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 4.5 - 6 Inch Telescope - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1834
DiscovererJohn Herschel
Angular Size 3.50 3.50 90 (Opt) D
CoprightSpace Telescope

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