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

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

Type  Asterism
Magnitude  7
Size  26'
RA (2000)  17h 25'
Dec (2000)  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
1 object found within 6'
Nearby objects for The Road to War
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.