The Butterfly Cluster (Open Cluster)

Image of Butterfly Cluster
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 15 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Butterfly Cluster is not readily observable since it lies so far south that it will never rise more than 18° above the horizon.

Name Butterfly Cluster
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
M 6
NGC 6405
Collinder 341
Melotte 178
Position
Constellation:Scorpius
Brightness (V):Mag 4.2
Right Ascension:17h40m
Declination:-32°13'
Distance:487.0 parsec
1587.6 lightyears
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-4.24
Events
16 Jun 2018  –  M6 is well placed
17 Jun 2019  –  M6 is well placed
16 Jun 2020  –  M6 is well placed
16 Jun 2021  –  M6 is well placed
16 Jun 2022  –  M6 is well placed
17 Jun 2023  –  M6 is well placed
16 Jun 2024  –  M6 is well placed
16 Jun 2025  –  M6 is well placed

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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