NGC 6124

NGC 6124

NGC 6124
NGC 6124 (taken from Stellarium)
Credit: Roberto Mura
Observation data (2000 epoch)
Constellation Scorpius
Right ascension 16h 25m 36s[1]
Declination −40° 40′ 00″[1]
Distance 18,600 ly[1] (512 pc)
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.8[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 29′[1]
Physical characteristics
Other designations Cr 301, Melotte 145, Raab 111, ESO 331-SC003, OCL 990, Lund 701, C 1622-405, Lacaille I.8, Dunlop 514, Caldwell 75
Map showing the location of NGC 6124

NGC 6124 is an open cluster located 18,600 light years away[1] in the constellation Scorpius. It was discovered by Abbe Lacaille in 1751[2] during his South African tour.

The cluster is large and bright, with about 125 stars visible.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "NGC 6124". SEDS NGC Online. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Results for NGC 6124". NGC/IC Project. Retrieved 2011-01-13. 

External links

  • NGC 6124 at Messier45
  • NGC 6124 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images