General informationNGC6405 is the open cluster at magnitude 4 that is placed in Scorpius constellation and has apparent size of 20 angular minutes.
Having high brightness and large apparent size, cluster is available for observations through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.
Information for observationsTonight, 2023-06-08, cluster NGC6405 will be visible all night. At 22:32 the object will be placed at southeast, 13° above your horizon, and will be observable until around 03:47 when fade from view as dawn breaks southwest. Maximum elevation, 19° above horizon, will be reached at 00:37, when cluster will be placed at south.
Butterfly Cluster (Messier M6) on the sky map
|Right ascension||17h 40m 20s|
|Declination||-32° 15′ 12″|
|New General Catalogue (NGC)|
|International Catalogue (IC)|
|Nearest objects with greater magnitude|
|M7 / NGC6475||Open Cluster||3.3|