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... М72 < М73 > М74 ...

Asterism - 4 stars, visible nearby M73

Asterism - 4 stars, visible nearby M73 is in the constellation Aquarius (Aqr).


Equatorial coordinates (epoch J2000):
Ra 20h58.9m, Dec -12° 38'

Angular size: 2,8'

Discoverer: Charles Messier, 04.10.1780 year.

The designation M73 in other catalogs: NGC 6994

Optimum magnification for a telescope with observations of M73, depending on the aperture of the telescope (D), is about >20x. Higher magnifications of course add details, but lead to a strong drop in the brightness of the image, making it difficult to observe.
The best month for observing M73 is September.

Nikolay Kurdyapin, astro-map.com  
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