NGC 6400

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NGC 6400
NGC 6400.png
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 17h 40m 12.8s
Declination−36° 56′ 52″
Apparent magnitude (V)8.8
Characteristics
TypeII2m
Apparent size (V)12.0
Other designations
OCL 1014 and ESO 393-SC14
References: NASA/IPAC extragalactic datatbase, http://spider.seds.org/
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies
NGC 6400 on a map

NGC 6400 is an open cluster located in the constellation Scorpius. It is designated as II2m in the galaxy morphological classification scheme and was discovered by the Scottish astronomer James Dunlop on 13 May 1826. It is at a distance of 3,097 light years away from earth.[1][2][3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Object No. 1 - NGC 6400". ned.ipac.caltech.edu. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  2. ^ "The open cluster NGC 6400". in-the-sky.org. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  3. ^ "NGC 6400 (= OCL 1014)". cseligman.com. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Revised NGC Data for NGC 6400". spider.seds.org. Retrieved 19 March 2016.