Herschel 400 Objects

NGC 6284: Globular Star Cluster (Ophiuchus) RA: 17h 04.5m / DEC: -24° 45'.9
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

NGC 6284 may not be the most spectacular example of a globular star cluster however, it is definitely worth the effort to find. My sketch captures the view at 129X in the 10-inch Starfinder Newtonian. The cluster is 3' in size with discernible brightening toward the core. Twenty-eight field stars ranging from 9th to 12th magnitude are recorded. You'll find NGC 6284 about 1.5-degrees north of M19.

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