NGC 6819

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NGC 6819
NGC 6819.png
NGC 6819 (taken from Stellarium)
Credit: Roberto Mura
Observation data (2000 epoch)
Constellation Cygnus
Right ascension 19h 41m 18s
Declination +40° 11′ 00″
Distance 7,200 ly
Apparent magnitude (V) 7.3
Apparent dimensions (V) 5'
Physical characteristics
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

NGC 6819 is an open cluster (commonly known as an "open star cluster") located 7,200 light years away in the Cygnus constellation. It was discovered by Caroline Herschel on 12 May 1784.

Situated on the boundary of Cygnus and Lyra, NGC 6819 contains roughly two dozen stars of magnitude 10 to 12, with many more lower magnitude members.[1]

Map showing location of NGC 6819


  1. ^ "NGC 6819". Retrieved November 16, 2011. 

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Coordinates: Sky map 19h 41m 18s, +40° 11′ 00″