NGC 6568
DSS image of NGC 6568
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 6568, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 6568

Type  Open Cluster
Magnitude  9
Size  13'
Right Ascension  18h 12' 44.2"  (2000)
Declination  21° 37' 41" S
Constellation  Sagittarius
Description  Cl, vL, lC
Classification  III 1 m
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Sep 16, 2020    Waikoloa, HI (map)
20cm f/6 Newtonian, Cave Astrola @ 76x
Seeing: 5 Transparency: 6 Moon: 11%

A rich knot in a very rich galactic starfield, rich, resolved, a couple hundred 11-12th magnitude stars in a 10' area, about 30' south of Polis

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

Large, reasonably bright, with bright component stars, coarse. Short chains of stars radiating from the center

Rev. T.W. Webb
May 19, 1885    Hardwick, Herefordshire, England (map)

Curious large undefined cloud of 10 mg. (h., 11-13 mg.) stars; requiring low power and steady gazing; ½° s of μ1.
― Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, T. W. Webb, 1917
Other Data Sources for NGC 6568
Nearby objects for NGC 6568

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NGC 6568