Ptolemys Cluster (M7, NGC6475) is an open star cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 0.65-1.31 kly light years away in the constellation of Scorpius.
It is referred to as M(7) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(6475) 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 Open Star Cluster's location is 17:53.9 (R.A.) and -34:49 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 3.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 80.0 . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.
Ptolemys Cluster (M7,NGC6475) is a open cluster. It was discovered in 130AD by Ptolemy. It's location is RA(17:53.9), Dec(-34:49) and its distance is calculated 0.65-1.31 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 3.3. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 80.0.
|Name||Ptolemys Cluster (M7, NGC6475)|
|Type||Open Star Cluster|
|Distance (Lt.Yr)||0.65-1.31 kly|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||3.00|
|Naked Eye Visible||Yes - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||130AD|
There's no register feature and no need to give an email address if you don't need to. All messages will be reviewed before being displayed. Comments may be merged or altered slightly such as if an email address is given in the main body of the comment.
You can decline to give a name which if that is the case, the comment will be attributed to a random star. A name is preferred even if its a random made up one by yourself.