Messier : Butterfly Cluster (Messier M6)

Celestial motion
Date: 2024-04-15
Astronomical night: 21:23 - 04:56 (GMT -5)
Butterfly Cluster (Messier M6) Celestial motion
TimeElevationAzimuth
Rise00:11133° (Southeast)
SetDawn18°190° (South)
Maximum elevation

04:09

19°

180° (South)

Elevation

Butterfly Cluster (Messier M6) Celestial motion
Information about Butterfly Cluster (Messier M6)

General information

NGC6405 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 observations

Tonight, 2024-04-15, cluster NGC6405 will rise at southeast at 00:11 and will be observable until fading from view as dawn breaks. This time (04:56) the object will be placed at south. Maximum elevation, 19° above horizon, will be reached at 04:09, when cluster will be placed at south.
 

Butterfly Cluster (Messier M6) on the sky map

Butterfly Cluster (Messier M6) on the sky map
Object type

Open Cluster

Alternative names

Butterfly Cluster

Constellation

Scorpius

Magnitude

4

Apparent size20'x20'
Right ascension17h 40m 20s
Declination-32° 15′ 12″

Catalogues

Messier

M6

New General Catalogue (NGC)

NGC6405

International Catalogue (IC)

Nearest objects with greater magnitude
Object typeMagnitude
M7 / NGC6475Open Cluster3.3