NGC 6520

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NGC 6520
The star cluster NGC 6520 and the strangely shaped dark cloud Barnard 86.jpg
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Sagittarius
Right ascension 18h 3.4m[1]
Declination −27° 53′[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 9.0
Apparent dimensions (V) 5'
Physical characteristics
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. It is magnitude 9.0, diameter 5 arc minutes and class G. It has about 25 stars of magnitude 9 to 12. A dark nebula B86 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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Coordinates: Sky map 18h 03m 24s, −27° 53′ 00″