The Table of Scorpius (NGC6231)

Image of the Table of Scorpius
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 13 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , the Table of Scorpius is not readily observable since it lies so far south that it will never rise more than 5° above the horizon.

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Name The Table of Scorpius (NGC6231)
Object type Open cluster
Other names
The Table of Scorpius
C 76[5]
NGC 6231[2]
Cr 315[3]
Mel 153[4]
Position
Constellation:Scorpius
Magnitude:2.60 (V) [5]
2.83 (B) [2]
B-V Color (mag):0.23
Right ascension:16h54m [2]
Declination:-41°49' [2]
Distance:1.2 kpc
4.1 klyr [1]
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-7.87
Visibility from Cambridge

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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