Astronomy:NGC 6250

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Short description: Cluster of stars in the southern constellation of Ara
NGC 6250
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension 16h 57m 58.(0)s[1]
Declination−45° 56′ 3(6)″[1]
Distance2,820 ly (865 pc)[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)5.9[2]
Apparent dimensions (V)18′[2]
Physical characteristics
Estimated age1.4×107 Ma[3]
Other designationsNGC 6250, Cr 320, C 1654-457, ESO 277-SC20, OCL 991, VDBH 206.[4]
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

NGC 6250 is a young open cluster of stars in the southern constellation of Ara.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dias, W. S. et al. (September 2001), "Proper motions of open clusters within 1 kpc based on the TYCHO2 Catalogue", Astronomy and Astrophysics 376 (2): 441–447, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20011021, Bibcode2001A&A...376..441D. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Inglis, Mike (2013), Observer's Guide to Star Clusters, The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series, Springer Science & Business Media, p. 27, ISBN 978-1461475675,, 
  3. Feinstein, Carlos et al. (November 2008), "Optical polarization study in the open cluster NGC 6250", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 391 (1): 447–456, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.13917.x, Bibcode2008MNRAS.391..447F. 
  4. "NGC 6250 -- Open (galactic) Cluster", SIMBAD (Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg),, retrieved 2015-09-13. 

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