Hershel 400 Objects in Ophiuchus


Abbreviations in the CON column are the IAU versions.
The column TYPE has following abbreviations:
OPNCL = open cluster PLNNB = planetary nebula GLOCL = globular cluster CL+NB = open cluster and nebulosity BRTNB = bright emission or reflection nebula
Hubble Classification for galaxies or GALXY where no classification existed.

In the Herschel Column the Classes are:
I = Bright Nebulae III = Very Faint Nebulae V = Very Large
Nebulae
VII = Pretty Much Compressed
Clusters of Large or Small Stars
II = Faint Nebulae IV = Planetary Nebulae VI = Very Compressed and Rich Clusters of Stars VIII = Coarsely Scattered
Clusters of Stars
NGC_#
Con
Type
RA_2000
Declination
Mag
Size
Hershel_#
Observation Notes
6171 OPH GLOCL 16 32.5 -13 03 8.1 10.0' H VI 40 Pretty bright, pretty large, compressed, round, resolved at 100X, 165X helps some, approximately 20 stars resolved.
6235 OPH GLOCL 16 53.4 -22 11 10.2 5.0' H II 584 Bright, pretty large, irregularly round, this nice globular is easily resolved and somewhat brighter in the middle at 165X.
6284 OPH GLOCL 17 04.5 -24 46 9.0 5.6' H VI 11 Pretty bright, pretty small, round, resolved at the edges at 135X, higher power does not seem to help.
6287 OPH GLOCL 17 05.2 -22 42 9.2 5.1' H II 195 Pretty faint, small, round, not resolved at any power to 220X, this globular has a bright middle but it is not much otherwise.
6293 OPH GLOCL 17 10.2 -26 35 8.2 7.9' H VI 12 is a pretty small, pretty bright globular. It is resolved at 135X. It has a bright middle and is round. NGC 6293 is located just north of B 59, the stem of the Pipe Nebula, therefore there are several dark lanes leading out of the field into the Milky Way.
6304 OPH GLOCL 17 14.5 -29 28 8.4 6.8' H I 147 Pretty bright, Pretty small, round, brighter in the middle and well resolved at 135X.
6316 OPH GLOCL 17 16.6 -28 08 9.0 4.9' H I 45 Pretty bright, pretty large, somewhat elongated, much brighter in the middle and resolved at the edges at 135X.
6342 OPH GLOCL 17 21.2 -19 35 9.9 3.0' H I 149 Pretty bright, small, round, bright nucleus with 2 stars resolved at 165X, one is an 11th mag star on the SW edge.
6355 OPH GLOCL 17 24.0 -26 21 9.6 5.0' H I 46 Pretty faint, pretty large, round, somewhat brighter in the middle with 3 stars resolved at 165X.
6356 OPH GLOCL 17 23.6 -17 49 8.4 7.2' H I 48 Bright, pretty large, much brighter in the middle and has a very grainy texture with 3 or 4 stars resolved at 165X.
6369 OPH PLNNB 17 29.3 -23 46 11.0 30"X29" H IV 11 is a very nice planetary. It can be spotted in an eight incher at 100X, but large scopes work well on this object. The 18" at 175X will show a central dark spot and at 300X this object starts to look somewhat like the Ring Nebula. This annulus effect could be seen in a 13" at 200X on the same night.
6401 OPH GLOCL 17 38.6 -23 55 9.5 5.6' H I 44 Pretty bright, pretty small, little brighter in the middle and very grainy at 135X. There are two stars resolved with averted vision and good seeing.
6426 OPH GLOCL 17 43.7 +03 00 11.2 3.2' H II 587 Faint, pretty large, elongated 1.2 X 1 in PA 25, very grainy at 135X. Using higher power in good seeing I could spot 4 or 5 stars on the face of this low surface brightness globular.
6517 OPH GLOCL 18 01.8 -08 58 10.3 4.3' H II 199 Pretty faint, pretty large, brighter middle, no resolution at any power, this cluster is elongated in a PA of 45 degrees. It is located in a very star poor and dark field.
6633 OPH OPNCL 18 27.7 +06 34 4.6 27.0' H VIII 72 15 stars of 9 to 10 mag in a 20' area with another 30 to 35 stars of 11 mag and down forming a lovely starry backround. Nice cluster at 100X. There is a 7th mag star on the south side.