NGC 6530

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NGC 6530
M8 rvb.jpg
The lagoon nebula and NGC 6530 (on the right)
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Sagittarius
Right ascension 18h 4.5m[1]
Declination −24° 22′[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 10'
Physical characteristics
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

NGC 6530 is an open cluster in the constellation Sagittarius. It has a diameter of 10 arc minutes, with stars as bright as 7th magnitude. It exists within Nebula Messier 8, the Lagoon Nebula.


  1. ^ a b "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 6530. 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