NGC 6819

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NGC 6819
NGC 6819.png
NGC 6819 (taken from Stellarium)
Credit: Roberto Mura
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationCygnus
Right ascension19h 41m 18.0s[1]
Declination+40° 11′ 12″[1]
Distance7,200 ly
Apparent magnitude (V)7.3[1]
Apparent dimensions (V)5'
Physical characteristics
Other designationsCollinder 403
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.[2]

The age of NGC 6819 is estimated here to be ~ 2.5 ± 0.5 Gyr.[3] Its distance is calculated to be 2.16 ± 0.57 kpc[4]

Map showing location of NGC 6819

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "NGC 6819". SIMBAD. Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
  2. ^ "NGC 6819". Retrieved November 16, 2011.
  3. ^ "Astro Lab Spring 2008". www.phy.ohiou.edu. Archived from the original on 2018-10-01. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  4. ^ "Astro Lab Spring 2008". www.phy.ohiou.edu. Archived from the original on 2018-10-01. Retrieved 2016-06-02.

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