M6

Noirlab_noao-m6johnson_1024

noirlab_noao-m6johnson June 24th, 2014

Credit: KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/Lawrence Johnson and Kathy Ortega/Adam Block

This object, sometimes known as the Butterfly Cluster, is the first open cluster in Messier�s catalogue. At 1600 lightyears away, it is a beautiful binocular object. This image was taken as part of Advanced Observing Program (AOP) program at Kitt Peak Visitor Center during 2014.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-m6johnson/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M6
Noirlab_noao-m6johnson_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 17h 40m 33.7s
DEC = -32° 12’ 43.1”
Orientation
North is 148.3° CW
Field of View
2.2 x 1.5 degrees
Constellation
Scorpius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Luminosity KPNO-VC-RORO (Other CCD) Optical (Broad Band) 555.0 nm
Blue KPNO-VC-RORO (Other CCD) Optical (B) 438.0 nm
Green KPNO-VC-RORO (Other CCD) Optical (G) 475.0 nm
Red KPNO-VC-RORO (Other CCD) Optical (R) 625.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Luminosity
Blue
Green
Red
Noirlab_noao-m6johnson_1280
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ID
noao-m6johnson
Subject Category
Subject Name
M6
Credits
KPNO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/Lawrence Johnson and Kathy Ortega/Adam Block
Release Date
2014-06-24T14:10:02
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-m6johnson/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Visitor Center Roll Off Roof Observatory, Visitor Center Roll Off Roof Observatory, Visitor Center Roll Off Roof Observatory, Visitor Center Roll Off Roof Observatory
Instrument
Other CCD, Other CCD, Other CCD, Other CCD
Color Assignment
Luminosity, Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Broad Band, B, G, R
Central Wavelength
555, 438, 475, 625
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
265.140471885, -32.2119606413
Reference Dimension
1743.0, 1173.0
Reference Pixel
1362.75869751, 611.062393188
Scale
-0.00125026290262, 0.00125175262234
Rotation
-148.25453618509
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noao-m6johnson
Metadata Date
2021-08-30T17:36+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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