From the March 2010 issue

30 obscure celestial gems — the details

Here are the "where," "how bright," and "how big" for 30 little known telescope targets.
By | Published: March 29, 2010
May 2010 WE spiral galaxy

Spiral galaxy NGC 6384 stands out because Ophiuchus doesn’t contain many bright galaxies.

Martin C. GermanoIn the May 2010 issue of Astronomy, I described 30 obscure deep-sky objects you can find in the summer. Although I mentioned some objects’ magnitudes and sizes, I thought some observers would appreciate a complete list of attributes. We didn’t have space in the magazine for such a list. I ordered this list according to the way the objects appeared in the story.

NGC 5899BoötesSG15h15m42°03′3.3′ by 1.4′11.8
Abell 2065Corona BorealisGC15h23m27°43′0.5°— — —
Seyfert’s SextetSerpensGC15h59m20°46′1′13.4 to 16.5
NGC 6058HerculesPN16h04m40°41′42″12.9
NGC 6181HerculesSG16h33m19°48′2.5′ by 1.1′11.8
NGC 6207HerculesSG16h43m36°50′3′ by 1.2′11.4
Turtle NebulaHerculesPN16h44m23°48′18″8.8
NGC 6229HerculesGC16h47m47°32′4.5′9.4
PK 53+24.1HerculesPN17h54m28°00′6″12.0
Snake NebulaOphiuchusDN17h23m-23°34′30′— — —
NGC 5962SerpensSG15h37m16°36′3′ by 2.2′11.3
White-Eyed PeaSerpensPN16h12m12°04′42″10.7
NGC 6118SerpensSG16h22m-2°17′4.7′ by 1.9′11.7
NGC 6240OphiuchusEG16h53m2°24′2.1′ by 1′12.8
NGC 6356OphiuchusGC17h24m-17°49′10′8.2
IC 4665OphiuchusOC17h46m5°43′70′4.2
NGC 6384OphiuchusSG17h32m7°04′6.2′ by 4.1′10.4
Collinder 359OphiuchusOC18h01m2°56′3.0
NGC 6072ScorpiusPN16h13m-36°14′1.6′11.7
NGC 6139ScorpiusGC16h28m-38°51′8.2′9.1
NGC 6153ScorpiusPN16h32m-40°15′24″10.9
NGC 6193AraOC16h41m-48°46′14′5.2
NGC 6188AraEN16h41m-48°30′20′— — —
NGC 6250AraOC16h58m-45°57′16′5.9
NGC 6293OphiuchusGC17h10m-26°35′8.2′8.3
NGC 6316OphiuchusGC17h17m-28°08′5.4′8.1
Cotton Candy NebulaScorpiusPN17h18m-32°27′16″14.5
NGC 6380ScorpiusGC17h34m-39°04′3.6′11.5
NGC 6397AraGC17h41m-53°40′31′5.3

Key: R.A. = Right ascension (2000.0); Dec. = Declination (2000.0); DN = Dark nebula; EG = Elliptical galaxy; EN = Emission nebula; GC = Globular cluster; OC = Open cluster; PN = Planetary nebula; SG = Spiral galaxy