Basic object information
Object name: NGC 6242
Object type: Open cluster
Magnitude: 6.4
Size: 9.0'
Magnitude of brightest star: 7.3
Object classification: I 3 m
Description: Cl,B,L,Ri,st8...11

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 16h 55m 36.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -39 28' 00"

Constellation: Scorpius

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Wicherina, Greenough, Australia
Date/time: 11/12.1.2010 3:50
Telescope: Newton 254/1200 mm
Magn: 171x Filter: -
Field: 29' NE Lim.mag: 7.5
SQM: 21.6 (1) Seeing: 2
Visuality: I Height: 18
Weather: +10C, windy  
A compact cluster of 8-11 mag stars.