NGC 6115

NGC 6115

NGC 6115
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Norma
Right ascension 16h 24m 43.2s[1]
Declination −51° 56′ 24″[1]
Distance 3175[2]
Apparent magnitude (V) 9.8[1]
Physical characteristics
Estimated age 870 million years[2]

NGC 6115 is an open cluster in the constellation Norma. It is located 2 degrees southeast of Gamma Normae.[3] It is 3175 light-years distant and thought to be around 870 million years old.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c "NGC 6115 -- Open (galactic) Cluster". SIMBAD. Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 17 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Kharchenko, N. V.; Piskunov, A. E.; Schilbach, E.; Röser, S.; Scholz, R.-D. (2013). "Global survey of star clusters in the Milky Way. II. The catalogue of basic parameters". Astronomy and Astrophysics 558: 8.  
  3. ^ Streicher, Magda (2005). "Deepsky Delights: Sparkling clusters in Norma". Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa 64 (5–6): 107–09.