NGC 6204

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NGC 6204
NGC 6204.png
NGC 6204 (taken with Stellarium)
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Ara
Right ascension 16h 46m 08.(4)s[1]
Declination −47° 01′ 1(2)″[1]
Distance 3,540 ly (1,085 pc)[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 8.2[2]
Apparent dimensions (V) 6′[2]
Physical characteristics
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

NGC 6204 is an open cluster in the constellation Ara, lying close to the galactic equator.[3]

Map showing the location of NGC 6204


  1. ^ a b c Kharchenko, N. V.; et al. (2013), "Global survey of star clusters in the Milky Way. II. The catalogue of basic parameters", Astronomy & Astrophysics, 558: A53, arXiv:1308.5822Freely accessible, Bibcode:2013A&A...558A..53K, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201322302. 
  2. ^ a b Inglis, Mike (2013), Observer’s Guide to Star Clusters, The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series, Springer Science & Business Media, p. 27, ISBN 1461475678. 
  3. ^ Dunlop, Storm (2005). Atlas of the Night Sky. Collins. ISBN 0-00-717223-0. 

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