NGC 6242
DSS image of NGC 6242
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 6242, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 6242
Lac I.10

Type  Open Cluster
Magnitude  6.4
RA (2000)  16h 55' 33.4"
Dec (2000)  39° 27' 39" S
Constellation  Scorpius
Description  Cl, B, L, Ri, st8...11
Classification  I 3 m
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Aug 15, 2020    Waikoloa, HI (map)
20cm f/6 Newtonian, Cave Astrola @ 76x

A distinct cluster in a rich galactic starfield, rich, resolved, stars 7-11th magnitude, 10' diameter, the rich orange 7.3 magnitude HD152524 on the southern margin, overall a pretty cluster for the telescope
Other Data Sources for NGC 6242
Associated objects for NGC 6242
Nearby objects for NGC 6242
4 objects found within 60'
HD 152524 IC 4628
V1071 Scorpii
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.

NGC & IC object notes from Harold Corwin licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Additional supplementary material for NGC and IC catalog objects from Courtney Seligman with non-commercial use allowed, found at

NGC 6242