NGC 6604

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Coordinates: Sky map 18h 18m 03s, −12° 14.5′ 00″

NGC 6604
The star cluster NGC 6604 and its surroundings.jpg
NGC 6604 and its surroundings taken by the Wide Field Imager attached to the 2.2-metre MPG/ESO telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile.
Credit: ESO
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationSerpens (constellation)[1]
Right ascension 18h 18m 03s[2]
Declination−12° 14.5′ 00″ [2]
Distance5500 ly [1] (1696 pc [2])
Apparent magnitude (V)6.5 [2]
Physical characteristics
Other designationsCollinder 373, MM 23, OCl 56, C 1815-122, CTB 50, NRL 17, [KPR2004b] 439, Cl Mrk 39, LMH 24, OCISM 11
See also: Open cluster, List of open clusters

NGC 6604 is an open star cluster located 5500 light years away in the constellation of Serpens and is located about two degrees north of the Eagle Nebula.


  1. ^ a b "The star cluster NGC 6604 and its surroundings". ESO Press Release. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "Search results for NGC 6604". Astronomical Database. SIMBAD. Retrieved 26 April 2012.