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The Great Hercules Globular Cluster (M13, NGC6205) Facts

The Great Hercules Globular Cluster (M13, NGC6205) is a globular cluster object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 22200 light years away in the constellation of Hercules.

It is referred to as M(13) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(6205) 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 Globular Cluster's location is 16:41.7 (R.A.) and +36:28 (Dec.). Its Visual (Apparent) Brightness is 6.00 Magnitude with an apparent dimension of 20.0 . The object can be seen with the naked eye, that is, you don't need a telescope/binoculars to see it.

The Great Hercules Globular Cluster (M13,NGC6205) is a globular cluster. It was discovered in 1714 by Edmund Halley. It's location is RA(16:41.7), Dec(+36:28) and its distance is calculated 22.2 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 5.8. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 20.0.

Fact File

NameThe Great Hercules Globular Cluster (M13, NGC6205)
TypeGlobular Cluster
Messier Id13
NGC Id6205
Right Ascension16:41.7
Distance (Lt.Yr)22200
Apparent Dimension20.0
Visual / Apparent Magnitude6.00
Naked Eye VisibleYes - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1714
DiscovererEdmund Halley

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