NGC 6208

NGC 6208
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Constellation Ara
Right ascension 16h 49m 28s
Declination −53° 43′ 42″
Distance 3061.14 ly (939 pc)
Apparent magnitude (V) 7.5
Apparent dimensions (V) 16′
Physical characteristics
Estimated age 1.17 Gyrs
Other designations VDBH 198, C 1645-537, Collinder 313

NGC 6208 is an open cluster in Ara constellation. With an age of 1.17 Gigayears, it is one of the oldest known open clusters.

References

  • http://seds.org
  • http://seds.org
  • http://www.iop.org
  • Simbad
  • Image NGC 6208