NGC 6067

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NGC 6067
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Norma
Right ascension 16h 13.2m[1]
Declination −54° 13′[1]
Distance 4,621 ly (1,417 pc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.6[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 12′[3]
Physical characteristics
Mass 893[2] M
Estimated age 102 Myr[2]
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

NGC 6067 is an open cluster of stars in the constellation Norma. It is located to the north of Kappa Normae, with an angular diameter of 12′. The cluster can be observed with binoculars or a small telescope, while a 12-inch aperture telescope will reveal about 250 stars.[4][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "NGC 6067 -- Open (galactic) Cluster". SIMBAD. Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2011-03-01. 
  2. ^ a b c Piskunov, A. E.; et al. (January 2008). "Tidal radii and masses of open clusters". Astronomy and Astrophysics 477 (1): 165–172. Bibcode:2008A&A...477..165P. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20078525. 
  3. ^ a b Bakich, Michael E. (2010). 1001 Celestial Wonders to See Before You Die: The Best Sky Objects for Star Gazers. Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series. Springer. p. 190. ISBN 1-4419-1776-4. 
  4. ^ Tonkin, Stephen F. (2007). Binocular astronomy. Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series. Springer. p. 200. ISBN 1-84628-308-6.