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EtymologyEdit

From Charles Messier, who first published Nebulae and Star Clusters in 1774 as a listing of visible objects in the night sky that were not stars. Objects in Messier's catalog are numbered, and the letter M (for Messier) is prepended to these numbers.

AbbreviationEdit

M13

  1. (astronomy) The Great Globular Cluster of several hundred thousand stars. It lies at a distance of approximately 25,000 light years from Earth, in the direction of the constellation Hercules. It is the brightest and best-known globular cluster in the northern skies.

SynonymsEdit

  • Hercules Globular Cluster
  • NGC 6205

See alsoEdit

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