NGC 6067

45 minutes exposure, Fuji Super HG V 400 film.
5" f/5 refractor at prime focus.

NGC 6067 is a very attractive open cluster for a small telescope. It is a rich, scattered cluster of moderately bright stars, set in a rich portion of the Milky Way in Norma. The cluster is fairly small and so bears moderate magnification. If this cluster was not at such a southerly declination, it would undoubtably be much better known.

To the south-east of NGC 6067 is the large and weak scattered cluster Harvard 10. This cluster is nearly half a degree across and only contains about 30 stars. In the above photograph it is almost lost against the rich background of the Milky Way.