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NGC 6774

NGC 6774, Ocl 65, h 2034, GC 4481

RA: 19h 16m 16.3s
Dec: −16° 15′ 39″

Con: Sagittarius
Ch: MSA:1365, U2:296, SA:16

Ref: NGC/IC, Archinal&Hynes (2003)

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Type: open cluster, 42p

Mag: B=?, V=?

Size: 25′
PA: ?

History and Accurate Positions for the NGC/IC Objects (Corwin 2004)

NGC 6774 is a large cluster, over 20 arcmin across with perhaps 75 to 100 stars as possible members. JH's position is close northeast of SAO 162395, the brightest star in (or superposed on) the cluster, but the center on the POSS1 prints is six arcmin west-northwest.

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Sulentic & Tifft (1973)

The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a open cluster.

Modern observations

Steve Coe

Steve Coe, observing with a 13" f/5.6, notes: "Bright, very large, little compressed, 48 stars resolved at 60X. The entire cluster in about 30 arcmin in size but there are several small grouping within the cluster."

Contemporary observations

Auke Slotegraaf

1995 July 01

1995-06-01: 11x80. Kelsey Farm. 23:00 SAST. A clumsy undefined grouping of stars. The northern regions have brighter stars, and the southern , small stars. IN all, I guess about 30 stars in quite a large grouping. Not very distinctly defined and isolated, but yet noticeable as a busy region.

1997 July 06

1997 July 6, Sunday, 21:00 - 23:00 Jonkershoek. 11x80's tripod-mounted. A very large area of scattered stars, irregularly clumped. Roughly V-shaped, pointing due south. An uneven distribution of large and small stars, scattered, no boundary at all. V prominent when tapping the binocs.

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