NGC 6397

NGC 6397 is a large and loosely scattered star cluster well seen in binoculars.

The cluster is to the southeast of alpha, in the same field: binoculars.

If you now place the cluster (and the nearby star pi Arae) at the upper edge of your glasses, beta Arae comes into view: binoculars.

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