Leiter 6: The Herkules Box

Object data:

Position: RA 16h 46m 33s Dec +47d 59m 15s
Size: 2'
Brightest star: GSC 3503 0157, 10.6 mag


You'll find 6 stars of mag. 10..12 forming a rectangle, stretching from Northwest to Southeast. It is only two arcseconds in size, so choose high magnification.
detailed view of Le6

How to find it

Here are two finder-charts for the object (click to enlarge). The object is located 30 arcminutes N of the globular cluster NGC 6229. This one is located 1.5 degree north of 52 Herculi, which is visible in a finder-scope (4m8).


Globular cluster NGC 6229.