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 Brightness is a 5.8 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 6 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.
|Name||The Great Hercules Globular Cluster (M13, NGC6205)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Yes - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1714|