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Object reference Size Shape Visual Scale Telescope used
NGC 6207 very small oval
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 6482 very small circular
2
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 6181 very small oval
1
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 6548 very small circular
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 6106 very small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 6500 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 6504 very small slither
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 6166 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 6269 very small circular
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 6495 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 6484 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 6487 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 6173 very small circular
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 6661 very small oval
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 6501 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 6160 very small circular
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 6658 very small slither
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 6574 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 6549 very small thin oval
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch
NGC 6155 very small circular
<0.5
Skywatcher 10 inch
NGC 6180 very small circular
<0.5
Darkstar 14 inch

This table is sorted by visual scale and then size.

Galaxy groupings

NGC 6500 / NGC 6501 - 0.5/0.5 - Small faint pairing

Other notes

Best placed from mid Spring to early Autumn.

Hercules has galactic co-ordinates of approximately 50, 40.

So when you look at this constellation you are looking well above the galactic plane above the Sagitarius arm of our spiral galaxy.

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