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Open star cluster M6
Der Kugelsternhaufen M6 or Butterfly Open star cluster is in the constellation Scorpius (Sco).
Equatorial coordinates (epoch J2000):
Visual magnitude: 4,3m - this object can be seen with the naked eye on a black sky, in the absence of illumination from street lighting.
M6 is located too far in the southern hemisphere of the sky and is not visible in the north and in the middle latitudes.
The best month for observing M6 is July. At this time, the object is at midnight near its highest point in the sky, that is, it is less affected by light from the lanterns and atmospheric distortions.
For observers in the northern latitudes:The nights in July are still quite light, so it makes sense to try to observe M6 also in August.
Nikolay Kurdyapin, astro-map.com
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