The open cluster NGC 6802

Image of NGC 6802
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , NGC 6802 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:45 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 63° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:03, 69° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:19, when it sinks below 21° above your western horizon.

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Name NGC 6802
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Cr 400
Magnitude:8.80 (V) [3]
10.07 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):1.27
Right ascension:19h30m [2]
Declination:+20°15' [2]
Distance:1.1 kpc
3.7 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-1.45




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