M 6  -  Wide field

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Object data of M6

Object type: open cluster (II3r)
Size: 25'
Magnitude: 4.2 mag
Constellation: Sco
Distance: 1,600 Ly
Notes: Messier 6, the Butterfly Cluster is a young open star cluster in the constellation Scorpius (age: 100 million years).

North towards the left.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-03-01
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G @ f/2.8
Camera: Nikon Df (ISO400)
Mount: Astrophysics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: 21x3min
Exposure time total: 63min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Christoph Kaltseis