Herschel 400 Objects

NGC 6356: Globular Star Cluster (Ophiuchus) RA: 17h 23.6m / DEC: -17° 48'.8
Instrument: 10-inch Starfinder

This fine globular resides in southeastern Ophiuchus. Start your hop at the impressive M9 and slew 1.2 degrees to the northeast. The view in my 10-inch Newtonian is featured in the sketch at left. Observing at 129X, NGC 6356 covers an 8' area with the inner 4' core region appearing noticeably brighter. A triangular grouping of GSC stars sits 9' to the south. The 8.2 magnitude star near the western edge of the field is HD 157201.

NGC 6355 NGC 6369


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