The star cluster NGC 6604 in the constellation of Serpens

This chart shows the location of the star cluster NGC 6604 in the constellation of Serpens (The Serpent). This map shows most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions and the location of the cluster itself is marked with a red circle. Although the star cluster itself is easily seen in a small telescope, the nebula is very faint and was only discovered photographically in the mid 20th century.

Credit:

ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Id:eso1218b
Type:Chart
Release date:25 April 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1218
Size:3338 x 4470 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6604, Serpens Constellation
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Category:Illustrations
Star Clusters

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