NGC 6541
DSS image of NGC 6541
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 6541, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 6541

Type  Globular Cluster
Magnitude  6.6
Size  13.1'
Right Ascension  18h 8' 2.4"  (2000)
Declination  43° 42' 57" S
Constellation  Corona Austrina
Description  B, R, eC, gbM, rrr
Classification  III
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Aug 8, 2020    Waikoloa, HI (map)
20cm f/6 Newtonian, Cave Astrola @ 76x
Seeing: 5 Transparency: 6 Moon: 0%

Big, bright, 15' across, resolved, a well defined dense core, quite nice if a bit low to appreciate properly

Andrew Cooper
Aug 3, 2019    Kaʻohe, Mauna Kea, HI (map)
28cm f/10 SCT, NexStar 11" GyPSy @ 127x
Seeing: 6 Transparency: 6.5 Moon: 0%

A very nice classic globular, large, bright, fullt resolved, a brighter 11th magnitude star in the northeastern quadrant, the halo seems to extend for some ways out from the core with fainter stars

Andrew Cooper
Apr 18, 2010    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 175x
Seeing: 6 Transparency: 7 Moon: 0%

Bright, quite rich, fully resolved, a bright dense core, about 7' in diameter

Andrew Cooper
Jun 1, 2008    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 175x
Seeing: 8 Transparency: 7 Moon: 0%

Beautiful globular in a rich Milky Way starfield, bright, decent sized >10', fully resolved, bright and well condensed core, stellar population not homogeneous with a number of brighter members giving a coarse look

Andrew Cooper
Apr 6, 2007    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
15cm f/5 Newtonian, Primero @ 97x
Seeing: 8 Transparency: 7 Moon: 0%

Bright, good sized at 7' across, well resolved at 97x, attractive globular in thick starfield
Other Data Sources for NGC 6541
Nearby objects for NGC 6541
3 objects found within 120'
CD-43 12272 HD 165190 HD 167096

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NGC 6541