NGC 7243

NGC 7243

NGC 7243
NGC 7243
Observation data (2000.0 epoch)
Constellation Lacerta
Right ascension 22h 15m 08.6s
Declination +49° 53′ 51″
Distance 2800 (860)
Apparent magnitude (V) +6.4
Apparent dimensions (V) 21′
Physical characteristics
Other designations Caldwell 16

NGC 7243, also Caldwell 16, is an open cluster and Caldwell object in the constellation Lacerta. It shines at magnitude +6.4. Its celestial coordinates are RA 22h 15.3m, dec +49° 53′. It is located near the naked-eye stars Alpha Lacertae, 4 Lacertae, an A-class double star, and planetary nebula IC 5217. It lies approximately 2,800 light-years away, and is thought to be just over 100 million years old, consisting mainly of white and blue stars.[1]

Map showing location of NGC 7243

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References

External links

  • SEDS – NGC 7243
  • Simbad – NGC 7243
  • VizieR – NGC 7243
  • NED – NGC 7243
  • NGC 7243 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images