NGC 6694

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NGC 6694. also known as M 26, is an open cluster located in the constellation Scutum.

NGC 6694
Observation data: 2000.0 epoch
Constellation Scutum
Right ascension 18 h 45.2 m
Declination −9° 24′
Type Open cluster
Apparent magnitude 8.0
Other designations M 26


This is an open cluster; its brightest stars are of magnitude 11.9. This cluster has a well-defined zone of low star density near the nucleus. This is probably due to intervening dark interstellar matter rather than being a gap in the cluster.


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