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Messier M6 - Butterfly Cluster

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M6, also known as the Butterfly Cluster, is located in the constellation Scorpius, and is best viewed during Mid-Summer. The naked eye can see magnitude 6 objects (up to magnitude 8 under ideal dark sky conditions). For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size, or 1/2°.

      1. Name:
      2. Butterfly Cluster
      1. Type:
      2. Open Cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 6405
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 4.2
      1. Size:
      2. 15'
      1. RA:
      2. 17h 40.1m
      1. Dec:
      2. -32 13'
      1. Season:
      2. Mid-Summer

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