|Right Ascension||16 : 55.6 (h:m)
|Declination||-39 : 30 (deg:m)
|Visual Brightness||6.4 (mag)
|Apparent Dimension||9 (arc min)|
Discovered by Nicholas Louis de Lacaille in 1751-52.
The southern open cluster NGC 6242 was discovered by Nicholas Louis de Lacaille during his 1751-1752 journey to South Africa.
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Last Modification: March 8, 1998