NGC 7686

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NGC 7686
NGC 7686.png
NGC 7686 (taken from Stellarium)
Credit: Roberto Mura
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Andromeda
Right ascension 23h  30.2m
Declination +49°  08′
Distance 900 ly (260 pc)
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.6
Apparent dimensions (V) 15′
Physical characteristics
Radius 7.5'
Other designations C2327+488
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

NGC 7686 is a moderate-sized open cluster in the constellation Andromeda, containing about 40 stars. At magnitude 5.6, it is an easy target for binoculars and small telescopes.[1]

According to Johnson et al (1961), the "color-magnitude diagram shows merely a uniform scatter with no significant tendency to show a cluster main sequence". They conclude that this is not actually a star cluster.[2]


  1. ^ Dunlop, Storm (2005). Atlas of the Night Sky. Collins. ISBN 0-00-717223-0. 
  2. ^ Johnson, H. L. et al. (1961), "Galactic clusters as indicators of stellar evolution and galactic structure", Bulletin of the Lowell Observatory 5 (8): 133−147, Bibcode:1961LowOB...5..133J 
Map showing location of NGC 7686 (Roberto Mura)

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Coordinates: Sky map 23h 30m 18s, +49° 08′ 00″