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NGC 6709 is an open cluster in the constellation Aquila. [1]

8 relations: Aquila (constellation), C, Constellation, Epoch (astronomy), Light-year, New General Catalogue, Open cluster, Parsec.

Aquila (constellation)

Aquila is a constellation in the northern sky.

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C is the third letter in the English alphabet and a letter of the alphabets of many other writing systems which inherited it from the Latin alphabet.

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In modern astronomy, a constellation is a specific area of the celestial sphere as defined by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

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Epoch (astronomy)

In astronomy, an epoch is a moment in time used as a reference point for some time-varying astronomical quantity, such as the celestial coordinates or elliptical orbital elements of a celestial body, because these are subject to perturbations and vary with time.

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A light-year (abbreviation: ly), sometimes written light year, is a unit of length used informally to express astronomical distances.

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New General Catalogue

The New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars (abbreviated as NGC) is a well-known catalogue of deep-sky objects in astronomy compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888, as a new version of John Herschel's Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars.

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Open cluster

An open cluster, also known as galactic cluster, is a group of up to a few thousand stars that were formed from the same giant molecular cloud and have roughly the same age.

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A parsec (symbol: pc) is a unit of length used to measure the astronomically large distances to objects outside the Solar System.

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Redirects here:

C 1849+102, OCISM 21, OCl 100.0.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_6709

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