The Binocular Sky


NGC 6572

Constellation: Oph
Object Type: Planetary Nebula
RA:  18h 12m 6s
Dec:  +6° 51' 13"
Magnitude: 9.0
Recommended minimum aperture: 100mm

Charts for 100mm Binocular (2.5° aperture circle).   Click on a chart to print it.


The easiest hop to this object begins at β Oph. Pan 7½° to the E, then 2½° N, where you should be able to identify the star field in the chart below.

What You Should See:

Green-ness! This tiny object appears stellar, even in large binoculars, but is distinguished by the beautiful green colour that warrants its inclusion in this list. It is probably the greenest object that is visible in binoculars of this size. Did I mention that it is remarkably green?