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Messier 80 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius

Messier 80 is a Globular Cluster in the Scorpius constellation. Messier 80 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

Messier 80
Globular Cluster
Scorpius
  • Messier 80 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 12° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 7.3, Messier 80 is visible with the help of a small binocular.
Available Resources for Messier 80 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius

Photometric information of Messier 80

The following table lists the magnitude of Messier 80 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).

7.3

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of Messier 80

The following table reports Messier 80 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of Messier 80 is a visual representation of it.
5.7 arcmin
5.7 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of Messier 80

The image below is a photograph of Messier 80 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).

Image of Messier 80 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius star
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DSS2 image of Messier 80 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (5.7 arcmin) and minor (5.7 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Messier 80

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of Messier 80 are provided in the following table:

16h 17m 03s
-22° 58’ 30”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of Messier 80 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart Messier 80 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 80 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius.

Finder chart Messier 80 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 80 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius.

Rise ans set times of Messier 80 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Messier 80 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 113.0°
Max altitude: 15.5°
Azimuth: 247.0°
Messier 80 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom