Wide-field view of the star cluster NGC 6520 and the dark cloud Barnard 86

This wide-field view shows the very rich star fields of the Large Sagittarius Star Cloud and the cluster NGC 6520 and the neighbouring dark cloud Barnard 86. It was created from images from the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1307c
Type:Observation
Release date:13 February 2013, 12:00
Related releases:eso1307
Size:7051 x 7091 px

About the Object

Name:Barnard 86, NGC 6520
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Dark : Bok Globule
• X - Nebulae
• X - Stars
Constellation:Sagittarius

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 2 58.13
Position (Dec):-27° 52' 5.13"
Field of view:118.36 x 119.03 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

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