The distance to the open cluster M 6 in the
constellation Scorpius is about 1,600 light-years. With an apparent diameter of
25 arc minutes, the cluster is about as big as the moon in the sky. The two
larger images show a mosaic of M 6 together with the two adjacent clusters
Tr 28 and NGC 6383.
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