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Star Cluster

NGC 6242 :
open star cluster

NGC 6242 is a open star cluster located in the constellation Scorpius . NGC 6242 is magnitude 6.40*, and is 9' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) or 0.5° in size.

      1. Name:
      2. NGC 6242
      1. Type:
      2. open cluster
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 6.40
      1. Size:
      2. 9'
      1. Right Ascension:
      2. 16h 55.6m
      1. Declination:
      2. -39° 28'

    * One can see up to magnitude 7-8 objects with perfect eyes under ideal dark sky conditions.



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