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NGC 6791 Facts

NGC 6791 Facts Open Cluster in Lyra

NGC 6791 is an open cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 13,000 Ly light years away in the constellation of Lyra.

It is also referred to as NGC(6791) 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 6791 was discovered in 1853 by Friedrich August Theodor Winnecke.

The Open Cluster's location is 19 20 53.0 (R.A.) and +37 46 18 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 9.50 Magnitude . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Fact File


NameNGC 6791
TypeOpen Cluster
NGC Id6791
ConstellationLyra
Right Ascension19 20 53.0
Declination+37 46 18
Distance (Lt.Yr)13,000 Ly
Visual / Apparent Magnitude9.50
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1853
DiscovererFriedrich August Theodor Winnecke
Radial Velocity-47.0
Sourcehttps://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0825b/
CoprightSpace Telescope


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