|Right Ascension||16 : 25.6 (h:m)
|Declination||-40 : 40 (deg:m)
|Visual Brightness||5.8: (mag)
|Apparent Dimension||29 (arc min)|
Discovered by Nicholas Louis de Lacaille in 1751-52.
The southern open cluster NGC 6124 was discovered by Nicholas Louis de Lacaille during his 1751-1752 journey to South Africa.
The image in this page was obtained by Till Credner and Sven Kohle. It was cropped from a larger image, which they had obtained within their Constellations Triangulum Australe, Norma, Ara photography, which also covers parts of Scorpius. The image shown here is a magnification showing the region around open cluster NGC 6124. The original image, covering a celestial area of 27x39 deg in size, was obtained by Sven Kohle on June 11, 1994, 2:23 LT, from Cerro Tololo, Chile, using a 50mm f/2.8 photo lens. It is a 30 min exposure on Scotchchrome 400 film.
In the Astronomical League's Southern Sky Binocular Club list. Caldwell 75 in Patrick Moore's List.
Last Modification: March 8, 1998