Release 11.12 ("Hergest Ridge")
Description of NGC 6656
Messier 22 (also known as M22 or NGC 6656) is an elliptical globular cluster in the constellation Sagittarius near the Galactic bulge region. It is one of the brightest globulars that is visible in the night sky.
M22 was one of the first globulars to be discovered in 1665 by Abraham Ihle and it was included in Charles Messier's catalog of comet-like objects on June 5, 1764.
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SEDS data Web Links for this cluster (2 links in the database at the moment) Users comments for this cluster (0 comments in the database at the moment) Selected biblio Paper n. 1
Lee, Jae-Woo Multiple Stellar Populations of Globular Clusters from Homogeneous Ca by Photometry. I. M22 (NGC 6656) 2015, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Volume 219, Issue 1, 36 pp. (NGC 6656 ) Paper n. 2
Kunder, Andrea et al. The RR Lyrae Variables and Horizontal Branch of NGC 6656 (M22) 2013, The Astronomical Journal, Volume 146, Issue 5, 15 pp. (NGC 6656 ) Paper n. 3
Lynch, Ryan S. et al. Six New Recycled Globular Cluster Pulsars Discovered with the Green Bank Telescope 2011, The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 734, Issue 2, article id. 89, 8 pp. (NGC 6517 NGC 6656 ) See all items
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