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NGC 6717 - 4.9.2021 at 22.52 Orimattila, Artjärvi, Tähtikallio Observation number 101466

Visibility I / V

This spherical set hidden in the low Sagittarius is also known by the design Palomar 9. The area of bright stars belonging to the set is known by the catalog code IC 4802.

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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • NGC 6717
  • Constellation
    • Sagittarius
  • Field of view
  • 28 arc minutes
  • Weather
    • Kuu horisontin alla, hajanaisia pilviä

  • Darkness
    • Excellent
  • Seeing
    • Excellent
  • Limiting magnitude
    • 6.5
  • Star clusters and asterisms
    • Globular cluster info

      Globular cluster is a ball-shaped group of thousand of stars. Typically it looks like a round fuzzy spot. With bigger instruments a part of the stars in the cluster can be seen as sepaterated.


      The globular cluster 47 Tucanae is located in Tucana. Image Arto Oksanen.


      The globular cluster M13 is in Hercules. Image Rauno Päivinen.


      The globular cluster M2 in Aquarius. Image Timo Inkinen.

Technical information

Alluna RC16, C415 / 3320, Moravian G4-16000 EC Mark II, with filter L 11 x 60 s, 20 x bias, 20 x dark, 12 x flat, 3x binning, cropped image

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