NGC 6200

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NGC 6200
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NGC 6200 (taken with Stellarium)
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Ara
Right ascension 16h 44m 06.(0)s[1]
Declination −47° 28′ (00)″[1]
Distance 6,700 ly (2,054 pc)
Apparent magnitude (V) 7.4[2]
Apparent dimensions (V) 12′[2]
Physical characteristics
Radius 11.7 ly
Other designations C1640-473, ESO 277-SC8, OCL 978
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters
Map showing the location of NGC 6200

NGC 6200 is an open cluster in the constellation Ara, lying close to the galactic equator.[3] It contains one β Cephei variable.[4]


  1. ^ a b Kharchenko, N. V.; et al. (August 2005). "Astrophysical parameters of Galactic open clusters". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 438 (3): 1163–1173. arXiv:astro-ph/0501674. Bibcode:2005A&A...438.1163K. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20042523.
  2. ^ a b Inglis, Mike (2013), Observer’s Guide to Star Clusters, The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series, Springer Science & Business Media, p. 26, ISBN 1461475678.
  3. ^ Dunlop, Storm (2005). Atlas of the Night Sky. Collins. ISBN 0-00-717223-0.
  4. ^ Ulusoy; Niemczura; Ulaş; Gülmez (2013). "New β Cephei variable in the Southern open cluster NGC 6200: ALS 3728". New Astronomy. 23–24: 55–58. arXiv:1302.5313 [astro-ph.SR]. Bibcode:2013NewA...23...55U. doi:10.1016/j.newast.2013.02.005. Cite uses deprecated parameter |class= (help)

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