The Road to War
DSS image of The Road to War
Overlaid DSS image of The Road to War, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around The Road to War

Type  Asterism
Magnitude  7
Size  26'
Right Ascension  17h 25'  (2000)
Declination  34° 30' S
Constellation  Scorpius
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Jun 10, 2010    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 60x

A unique line of four 7th magnitude stars in a very neat north-south line, from south to north the mags are 6.1, 7.2, 6.8, 7.1, spacing very even at 8, 8, and 10', the northernmost star is 7' east of the core on NGC6357, the War and Peace Nebula, photographs show the nebula encompassing the row of stars, thus I long ago bestowed the moniker Road to War on this asterism
Other Data Sources for The Road to War
Associated objects for The Road to War
Nearby objects for The Road to War
4 objects found within 60'
NGC 6357 Pismis24

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The Road to War