Button Hook
DSS image of Button Hook
Digitized Sky Survey image of Button Hook, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

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

Type  Asterism
Magnitude  5
Size  75'
RA (2000)  18h 42'
Dec (2000)  6° 49' S
Constellation  Scutum

Observing Notes

Steve Coe

A curving chain of pretty bright stars that loop across the Scutum Star Cloud; from Steve Coe; AKA the 'J' String
Other Data Sources for Button Hook
Nearby objects for Button Hook
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.