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NGC 2419 Facts

NGC 2419 Facts Globular Cluster in Lynx

NGC 2419 is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 300,000 Ly light years away in the constellation of Lynx.

It is also referred to as NGC(2419) 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 2419 was discovered in 1788 by William Herschel.

The Globular Cluster's location is 07 38 08.51 (R.A.) and +38 52 54.9 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 9.06 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Fact File


NameNGC 2419
TypeGlobular Cluster
NGC Id2419
ConstellationLynx
Right Ascension07 38 08.51
Declination+38 52 54.9
Distance (Lt.Yr)300,000 Ly
Visual / Apparent Magnitude9.06
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1788
DiscovererWilliam Herschel
Radial Velocity-20
Sourcehttps://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1908a/
CoprightSpace Telescope


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