NGC 6723
DSS image of NGC 6723
Overlaid DSS image of NGC 6723, 30' x 30' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around NGC 6723

Type  Globular Cluster
Magnitude  6.8
Size  11'
Right Ascension  18h 59' 33.1"  (2000)
Declination  36° 37' 53" S
Constellation  Sagittarius
Description  vL, vlE, vgbM, rrr
Classification  VII
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
May 30, 2022    Waikoloa, HI (map)
20cm f/6 Newtonian, Cave Astrola @ 76x
Seeing: 6 Transparency: 7 Moon: 0%

An excellent globular, large, bright and obvious, about 10' in diameter, partially resolved, located in a lovely region with the nebulae complex of NGC 6726, NCG 6727, and NGC 6729 among a rich galactic starfield

Andrew Cooper
Aug 3, 2019    Kaʻohe, Mauna Kea, HI (map)
28cm f/10 SCT, NexStar 11" GyPSy @ 127x
Seeing: 6 Transparency: 6.5 Moon: 14%

An excellent globular, bright, large, very concentrated, how did Messier and Méchain miss this one when they got the nearby M70 and M54?

Andrew Cooper
Jun 12, 2010    Hale Pohaku, HI (map)
46cm f/4.5 Newtonian, Deep Violet @ 262x
Seeing: 8 Transparency: 7.5 Moon: 0%

Bright, fully resolved, no concentrated core, margins irregular and clumpy

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

Bright, fully resolved, modest core with no concentration, about 5' across

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

Nice globular cluster on the upper edge of CrA, small, bright, about 5' across, partially resolved, on the northern edge of a dark and dusty expanse (Be157), the reflection nebulae NGC6726 and NGC6727 visible 30' southeast
Other Data Sources for NGC 6723
Nearby objects for NGC 6723

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NGC 6723