The Binocular Sky


Melotte 186

Constellation: Oph
Object Type: Open Cluster
RA:  18h 0m 30s
Dec:  +2° 53' 56"
Magnitude: 3.0
Recommended minimum aperture: 50mm

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This is the region around 67 Ophiuchi.

What You Should See:

Mel 186 is a sparse open cluster, which is about 4 ° in diameter and includes 66, 68, and 70 Oph. Look also for the smaller and denser open cluster, IC 4665, 4½° to the NW.

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