NGC 6124

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NGC 6124
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NGC 6124 (taken from Stellarium)
Credit: Roberto Mura
Observation data (2000 epoch)
Right ascension 16h 25m 36s[1]
Declination−40° 40′ 00″[1]
Distance18,600 ly[1] (512 pc)
Apparent magnitude (V)5.8[1]
Apparent dimensions (V)29′[1]
Physical characteristics
Other designationsCr 301, Melotte 145, Raab 111, ESO 331-SC003, OCL 990, Lund 701, C 1622-405, Lacaille I.8, Dunlop 514, Caldwell 75
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters
Map showing the location of NGC 6124

NGC 6124 is an open cluster located 18,600 light years away[1] in the constellation Scorpius. It was discovered by Abbe Lacaille in 1751[2] during his South African tour.

The cluster is large and bright, with about 125 stars visible.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "NGC 6124". SEDS NGC Online. Retrieved 2011-01-13.
  2. ^ a b "Results for NGC 6124". NGC/IC Project. Archived from the original on 2012-05-20. Retrieved 2011-01-13.

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Coordinates: Sky map 16h 25m 36s, −40° 40′ 00″