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NGC 6649
DSS image of NGC 6649
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6649, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of NGC 6649
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 6649, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Type  Open Cluster
Magnitude  8.9
Size  6'
RA (2000)  18h 33' 27.8"
Dec (2000)  10° 24' 10" S
Constellation  Scutum
Description  Cl, P, lC, pS, *9, 10, 12

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Jul 19, 2020    Waikoloa, HI (map)
20cm f/6 Newtonian, Cave Astrola @ 81x

A compact and obvious cluster seen against a notable rift in the otherwise rich starfields of Scutum, rich, not resolved, 5' diameter, the 9.8 magnitude BD-10 4718 on the southwestern edge
Other Data Sources for NGC 6649
Associated objects for NGC 6649
1 object found within 6'
TYC 5695-71-1
Nearby objects for NGC 6649
Acknowledgements and Credits...

Drawings, descriptions and CCD photos are copyright Andrew Cooper unless otherwise noted, no usage without permission. Use for non-profit and educational reasons is generally given on request.

Positional and some physical information is from the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Additional object data from the SIMBAD database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.

The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166. The images of these surveys are based on photographic data obtained using the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain and the UK Schmidt Telescope.

Dark nebulae data from E.E. Barnard, A Photographic Atlas of Selected Regions of the Milky Way. Ed. Edwin B. Frost and Mary R. Calvert. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1927

Object descriptions of Rev. Webb from Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes sixth edition, Rev. T.W. Webb, 1917, edited by Rev T.E.Espin.