M6

This object, sometimes known as the Butterfly Cluster, is the first open cluster in Messier�s catalogue. At 1600 lightyears away, it is a beautiful binocular object.

This image was taken as part of Advanced Observing Program (AOP) program at Kitt Peak Visitor Center during 2014.

Credit:

KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/Lawrence Johnson and Kathy Ortega/Adam Block

About the Image

Id:noao-m6johnson
Type:Observation
Release date:June 24, 2014, 2:10 p.m.
Size:1743 x 1173 px

About the Object

Name:M6
Constellation:Scorpius
Category:Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 40 33.71
Position (Dec):-32° 12' 43.06"
Field of view:130.75 x 88.10 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 148.3° right of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWave-lengthTele-scope
Optical
B
438 nm Visitor Center Roll Off Roof Observatory
Other CCD
Optical
G
475 nm Visitor Center Roll Off Roof Observatory
Other CCD
Optical
R
625 nm Visitor Center Roll Off Roof Observatory
Other CCD
Optical
Broad Band
555 nm Visitor Center Roll Off Roof Observatory
Other CCD