NGC 6357
DSS image of NGC 6357
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 6357, 120' x 120' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 6357
the War and Peace Nebula
h 3682, GC 4297, RCW 131

Type  Bright Nebula
Size  6.2' x 6.2'
Right Ascension  17h 24'  (2000)
Declination  34° 12' S
Constellation  Scorpius
Description  F, L, E, vglbM, D* inv
Classification  E+*
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Jun 11, 2010    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 60x
Seeing: 8 Transparency: 7.5 Moon: 0%

A small patch of nebula surrounding a 10 mag star, 5' across, this is a wonderful photographic object, but quite difficult visually, hints of nebula thoughout the area, but only one notable patch of nebula at the coordinates, located just 7' west of the northernmost star in a conspicuous chain of four bright 7th mag stars in a very straight and evenly placed line, given the moniker of the nebula I have sometimes called this chain "The Road to War"

Andrew Cooper
May 26, 2001    Dragoon Mtn. Ranch, Cochise Co., AZ (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

Emission nebula in Sco at the north end of a distinctive chain of four 6th and 7th magnitude stars, photos in the Deep Sky Guide show a wide area of nebulosity, but only a small patch east of the northernmost star shows in Deep Violet
Other Data Sources for NGC 6357
Nearby objects for NGC 6357
4 objects found within 60'
Pismis24 PK352+0.1

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NGC 6357