HD 160167 (Messier 6) [#3922199173]


This system is located at: 103.46875 / -22.125 / 1657.59375

Galactic coordinates: R: 1,660.967 / l: 356.428 / b: -0.763
Equatorial coordinates: Right ascension: 17h 39m 53.820s / Declination: -32° 22'30.158''

Habitable zone:
Metal-rich body (13 to 4,964 ls), Earth-like world (78,147 to 117,205 ls), Water world (64,080 to 248,171 ls), Ammonia world (162,138 to 441,192 ls), Terraformable (60,867 to 121,448 ls)

Estimated value: 83,417 cr

Traffic report

This system was visited for the first time on EDSM by Ishwin.

It was named by the Galactic Mapping Project with the name of: Messier 6

275 ships passed through HD 160167 space, including 2 ships in the last 7 days.

0 ship passed through HD 160167 space in the last 24 hours.

Messier 6, also known as the Butterfly Cluster or NGC 6405, is an open cluster of some 80 stars in the constellation of Scorpius. Its name derives from the vague resemblance of its shape to a butterfly. One of its more prominent stars is the B-type binary V970 Scorpii, which is also a strong x-ray source.

The first astronomer to record the Butterfly Cluster's existence was Giovanni Battista Hodierna in 1654. Charles Messier catalogued the cluster as M6 in 1764 and it wasn't till the 20th century that star counts, distance, and other properties were measured.

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