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Messier 28
Messier 28
Credit: NASA, ESA

M28 (NGC 6626)

Messier 28 (NGC 6626) is a globular cluster located in the constellation Sagittarius, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies. M28 is 18,000 light years away from Earth.

M28 is best viewed during late summer, is magnitude 7.7, and can be viewed with binoculars. M28 is 11' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. globular cluster
      1. NGC or IC:
      2. NGC 6626
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 7.7
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 11'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 18,000 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 18h 24.5m
      1. Dec:
      2. -24 52'
      1. Season:
      2. late summer
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Galactic Center
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group
      1. Contains:
      2. 50,000 stars

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.