NGC 6421 - Association of Stars in Scorpius
NGC 6421 is a Association of Stars in the Scorpius constellation. NGC 6421 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6421
The image below is a photograph of NGC 6421 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6421
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6421 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6421 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.