NGC 6415
DSS image of NGC 6415
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 6415, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 6415

Type  Open Cluster
Magnitude  12
Right Ascension  17h 44' 20.6"  (2000)
Declination  35° 4' 16" S
Constellation  Scorpius
Description  neb portion of Milky Way
Observing Notes

Harold Corwin

NGC 6415 is nothing more than a Milky Way field. There is no nebula obviously involved in spite of John Herschel's brief description, "A great nebulous projection of the milky way [sic]." John Herschel gives only an approximate RA and -- tellingly -- did not assign a running number in his catalogues of nebulae and clusters. In the GC and NGC it is called "3701'" as it follows h3701 in CGH.

On the IIIa-J film, I make the RA more than a minute later than John Herschel, and the Dec 2-3 arcmin south. See NGC 6421 for more.
NGC Notes by Harold Corwin
Other Data Sources for NGC 6415
Nearby objects for NGC 6415

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NGC 6415