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HR 6630 is there a cluster right beside it?

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#1 Graystang88

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 09:38 PM

I was looking around this evening and stumbled onto what looked like a globular cluster right beside the star HR6630 (assuming I have the correct star) I have tried to find out what its called but can't find it. Or using wrong search words. And free skysafari doesn't show a cluster there. Anybody know what this cluster it is called?


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM

NGC6441?


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 09:51 PM

Yes thats it..thanks


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 05:09 AM

I was looking around this evening and stumbled onto what looked like a globular cluster right beside the star HR6630 (assuming I have the correct star) I have tried to find out what its called but can't find it. Or using wrong search words. And free skysafari doesn't show a cluster there. Anybody know what this cluster it is called?

 

On a desk top, Cartes du Ciel or probably Stellarium would show the cluster there.   Both are freeware. 

 

But I highly recommend just spending the $15 and buying Sky Safari 6 plus.  It's a serious astronomy app that'll take you places you never dreamed of.

 

Jon


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Posted 18 September 2019 - 07:10 PM

On a desk top, Cartes du Ciel or probably Stellarium would show the cluster there.   Both are freeware. 

 

But I highly recommend just spending the $15 and buying Sky Safari 6 plus.  It's a serious astronomy app that'll take you places you never dreamed of.

 

Jon

Thanks for the heads up. After last night I have been considering  star charts a bit more seriously too



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Posted 18 September 2019 - 10:50 PM

I have several hundred dollars worth of star charts, but Sky Safari is the one I couldn’t possibly do with out. It’s a very powerful tool in lots of ways.


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