Overlaid DSS image of NGC 6415, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right
|Type ||Open Cluster|
|Magnitude ||12||Right Ascension ||17h 44' 20.6" (2000)|
|Declination ||35° 4' 16" S|
|Description ||neb portion of Milky Way|
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.
6 objects found within 60'
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