Trumpler 24
DSS image of Trumpler 24
Digitized Sky Survey image of Trumpler 24, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

DSS image of Trumpler 24
Overlaid DSS image of Trumpler 24, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right
C 1653-405, Cr 318, Harvard 12, Lund 733, OCL 999

Type  Open Cluster w/Nebulosity
Magnitude  8.6
Size  60'
RA (2000)  16h 56'
Dec (2000)  40° 40' S
Constellation  Scorpius
Description  vvL, B, E, Irr, 100* mags 10...

Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
25 May 2006 Gila, NM (map)
46cm f/4.5 Deep Violet

Large, rich, a naked eye object visible as a glow above NGC6231, fills the field at 60x (>1°) the whole complex gives the impression of a comet low on the horizon below Scorpio with NGC6231 as the coma and Trumpler 24 the tail
Other Data Sources for Trumpler 24
Nearby objects for Trumpler 24
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.