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NGC 6357
DSS image of NGC 6357
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6357, 120' x 120' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC 6357
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 6357, 120' x 120' with north at top and west to the right
War and Peace Nebula

Type  Bright Nebula
Size  50' x 50'
RA (2000)  17h 24' 43.7"
Dec (2000)  34° 12' 5" S
Constellation  Scorpius
Description  F, L, E, vglbM, D* inv

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Jun 11, 2010    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 60x

A small patch of nebula surrounding a 10 mag star, 5' across, this is a wonderful photographic object, but quite difficult visually, hints of nebula thoughout the area, but only one notable patch of nebula at the coordinates, located just 7' west of the northernmost star in a conspicuous chain of four bright 7th mag stars in a very straight and evenly placed line, given the moniker of the nebula I have sometimes called this chain "The Road to War"

Andrew Cooper
May 26, 2001    Dragoon Mtn. Ranch, Cochise Co., AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

Emission nebula in Sco at the north end of a distinctive chain of four 6th and 7th magnitude stars, photos in the Deep Sky Guide show a wide area of nebulosity, but only a small patch east of the northernmost star shows in Deep Violet
Other Data Sources for NGC 6357
Nearby objects for NGC 6357
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

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.