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NGC 6193

Proper NameNone
Caldwell NumberC82
NGC/IC NumberNGC 6193
Right Ascension16h 41m 20s
Declination-48° 45' 48"
Distancec.4,000 light years
c.1,200 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.2
Absolute: -5.1
DiameterApparent: 14'
Actual: 15 light years
Number of Starsc.30
Optimum VisibilityJune (Usually visible from southern latitudes)
NotesA small open cluster containing about thirty young hot stars, most notably two O-type dwarfs designated HD 150135 and HD 150135. The cluster was formed within the star-forming region NGC 6188, and its stars still illuminate the surrounding nebulosity.
Image of C82

A clutch of hatchlings: the young stars of C82 are only about one million years old.

About one million years ago, the stars of C82 began to coalesce out of a cloud of gas and dust. Today, this process is far from complete, as the stars of this cluster continue to illuminate their parent nebula, NGC 6188.


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