Globular Cluster NGC 6749,
Discovered by John Herschel on July 15, 1827.
- Distance from Sun:
- 25.8 kly
- Distance from Galactic Center:
- 16.3 kly
- Apparent Diameter:
- 5.2 arc min
- 12.44 mag vis
- Radial Velocity:
- -61.7 +/- 2.9 km/s
- Abs. Mag:
- -6.70 Mag vis
John Herschel discovered this globular cluster during his observations from
Bath in Southern England in 1827, and cataloged it as h 2029.
NGC 6749 was also cataloged as Berkeley 42 or Be 42 (in an open cluster
The image in this page was taken by
Martin Germano in June, 2003
with his 14.5-inch Newtonian telescope. It is an exposure on hypered Kodak
TP 2415 film.
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