NGC 6605
DSS image of NGC 6605
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 6605, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 6605
h 2005, GC 4399, C 1814-149, Lund 820, OCl 47

Type  Asterism
Magnitude  6
Size  15'
Right Ascension  18h 16'  (2000)
Declination  14° 58' S
Constellation  Serpens
Description  Cl, lRi, lC, st10...12
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Jun 1, 2022    Waikoloa, HI (map)
20cm f/6 Newtonian, Cave Astrola @ 76x
Seeing: 7 Transparency: 6.5 Moon: 0%

Nothing particularly notable seen at the historic coordinates for this cluster, verified the position against the chart and starfield, located in an extremely rich galactic starfield with some mottling visible

Corwin notes a clump of stars 2 minutes preceeding may be the object found by John Herschel, this is visible around and to the southeast of the 8th magnitude star HD 167498, while possibly Hershel's object this is not a convincing cluster in the eyepiece, Archinal & Hynes list this object as an asterism
Other Data Sources for NGC 6605
Nearby objects for NGC 6605

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NGC 6605