Deep Sky Object in Summer
NGC6124 (Open Cluster in Scorpius)

Date & Time: Apr 28 2003, 24:57 JST(+0900), 30min. Exp.
Optical: TAKAHASHI 16cm(6.3") epsilon (f=530mm, F3.3)
IDAS LPS-P1 Light-pollution suppression filter
Auto-guided with TAKAHASHI EM-200 Equatorial
Camera: Koheisha Astrocamera S & Horseman 6x7 Roll film adaptor
Film: Ektachrome E100S (+2EV pushed)
Location: Koumi town, Nagano pref.

NGC6124 / Open Cluster, type e, I 3 r
R.A.16h 25m 36.0s (2000.0)
Dec.-40° 40' 00" (2000.0)
Apparent Size25'
Real Size19 light yrs.
# of Stars100
Distance2700 light yrs.
In southwest edge of Scorpius, an open cluster of NGC6124 is lying around 5.7 degrees west of zeta Scorpii. The cluster has a visual diameter of 25 arc minutes but has a lower meridian height at Japan. We have only few chances to appreciate it. You can find out the cluster only with portable binoculars, but need small telescopes to resolve member stars. Although NGC6124 is positioned in the Milky Way region of Scorpius, has a dark nebula in background. So it's fairly striking in your field of view.



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