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BWM 8

NGC 6994 BWM 8, 2MASS J20585707-1234427,
GAIA 6888763505652098432

Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)None
HDNone
Other DesignationsBWM 8, NGC 6994 BWM 8, 2MASS J20585707-1234427, GAIA 6888763505652098432
ConstellationAquarius
Right Ascension20h 58m 57s
Declination-12° 34' 43"
Distancec.1,900 light years
c.600 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +13.76
Absolute: +4.93
Spectral ClassG7V Yellow Dwarf (approximate)*
Optimum VisibilityAugust

BWM 8 is an northern outlier of the group of stars catalogued as M73 or NGC 6994, of which the main body is made up from the four close stars in the south of this image. Originally catalogued as an open cluster, this group is now generally seen as an asterism made up from unrelated stars on a nearly direct line of sight from Earth. Imagery provided by Aladin sky atlas


* The spectral classification for this star is not directly recorded. The 'yellow dwarf' classification given here is inferred from the star's established colour index and luminosity data, and may not be precise.

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