Coordinates: Sky map 18h 03m 24s, −27° 53′ 00″

NGC 6520

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NGC 6520
NGC 6520 and Barnard 86.jpg
Star cluster NGC 6520 and dark nebula Barnard 86 within the Large Sagittarius Star Cloud
Credit: Johannes Schedler
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension18h 3.4m [1]
Declination−27° 53′[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)9.0
Apparent dimensions (V)5'
Physical characteristics
Other designationsCr 361, Mel 187
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters
Map showing the location of NGC 6520

NGC 6520 is an open cluster in the constellation Sagittarius, superimposed upon the Large Sagittarius Star Cloud. It is magnitude 9.0, diameter 5 arc minutes and class G. It has about 25 stars of magnitude 9 to 12. The dark nebula Barnard 86 lies near its western edge.


  1. ^ a b "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 6520. Retrieved 2007-04-25.
  • Robert Burnham Jr, Burnham's Celestial Handbook: An observer's guide to the universe beyond the solar system, vol 3, p. 1555

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