The globular star cluster Messier 4 in the constellation of Scorpius

This chart shows the position of the globular star cluster Messier 4 (also known as NGC 6121) in the constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion) close to the bright star Antares. This map shows most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions, and Messier 4 itself is highlighted with a red circle on the image. This bright cluster can be seen with binoculars and is spectacular through a medium-sized telescope.


ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope 

About the Image

Release date:5 September 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1235
Size:3338 x 4278 px

About the Object

Name:Constellation Chart, M 4, Messier 4, NGC 6121, Scorpius Constellation
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Category:Star Clusters

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