NGC 6540
DSS image of NGC 6540
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 6540, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 6540

Type  Open Cluster
Magnitude  15
Size  1'
Right Ascension  18h 6' 7.9"  (2000)
Declination  27° 45' 46" S
Constellation  Sagittarius
Description  pF, S, lE, er or Cl
Classification  XI
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Jun 5, 2005    Vekol Ranch, Maricopa Co., AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

Small, dim, unresolved patch in a very! thick Milky Way star field, roughly oval in shape about 2' in size

Andrew Cooper
May 25, 2001    Dragoon Mtn. Ranch, Cochise Co., AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

A faint patch, but distinct in the heavy galactic star field, no bright stars included. Several dark nebulae visible in the field
Other Data Sources for NGC 6540
Nearby objects for NGC 6540

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NGC 6540