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name: butterfly cluster
name (alternate): messier 6
typ (catalog): open cluster (messier)
coordinates: (J2000)
ra: 17 h 40.1 m 0 s dec: -32 ° 13 ' 0 "
coord. for easier usage:
ra: 17.66667 dec: -31.78333 usage is easier but not so exact
please remember:
some of the values can slighty differ by day and condition.
distance (approx.):
491.00 parsec convert this
brightness (visible):
4.20 mag visible to the naked eye
redshift:
not added yet
constellation:
scorpius (sco) symbolism: the scorpion
proofpic: avaiable, please request if needed
different size: not added yet
additional Info: caltech, google, google images, simbad, wikipedia
image (max. 500kb): no image added yet
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processing: it's recommended to use: open cluster
visible: yes