Astronomy:NGC 6200

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Short description: Open star cluster in the constellation Ara
NGC 6200
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NGC 6200 (taken with Stellarium)
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 16h 44m 06.(0)s[1]
Declination−47° 28′ (00)″[1]
Distance6,700 ly (2,054 pc)
Apparent magnitude (V)7.4[2]
Apparent dimensions (V)12′[2]
Physical characteristics
Radius11.7 ly
Other designationsCr 311, C1640-473, ESO 277-SC8, OCL 978
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters
Map showing the location of NGC 6200

NGC 6200 is an open cluster in the constellation Ara, lying close to the galactic equator.[3] It contains one β Cephei variable.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kharchenko, N. V. et al. (August 2005). "Astrophysical parameters of Galactic open clusters". Astronomy and Astrophysics 438 (3): 1163–1173. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20042523. Bibcode2005A&A...438.1163K. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Inglis, Mike (2013), "Observer's Guide to Star Clusters", Observer's Guide to Star Clusters: The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series, The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series (Springer Science & Business Media): 26, doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-7567-5, ISBN 978-1461475675,, 
  3. Dunlop, Storm (2005). Atlas of the Night Sky. Collins. ISBN 978-0-00-717223-8. 
  4. Ulusoy; Niemczura; Ulaş; Gülmez (2013). "New β Cephei variable in the Southern open cluster NGC 6200: ALS 3728". New Astronomy 23–24: 55–58. doi:10.1016/j.newast.2013.02.005. Bibcode2013NewA...23...55U. 

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