IC 4756

Introduction | Map | My Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the open star cluster IC 4756 in the constellation Serpens Cauda.

 

Introduction

The open star cluster IC 4756 in Serpens Cauda (tail of the snake) consists, according to Karkoschka, of few, inconspicuously scattered stars and is rather an object for opera glasses or binoculars. Stoyan describes it as "loosely distributed", but also as "having clear-cut borders."

Size: 70' / 60' (Stoyan/Karkoschka)
Distance: 1,600 / 1,400 light years (Stoyan/Karkoschka)
Rating: * (Stoyan)

 

Map

IC 4756 (top center) belongs to the constellation Serpens Cauda, but is close to the constellation Eagle and above Scutum. M 16 (lower right) also belongs to the constellation Serpens Cauda, but is close to the constellation Scutum/Shield.

 

My Own Observations

Probably not found (Autumn 2016)

 

References

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