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NGC 5466 - Globular Cluster in Boötes

Altitude: 15.9°   Azimuth: 63.9°   Direction: East-North-East

NGC 5466 is a Globular Cluster in the Boötes constellation. NGC 5466 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5466 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 NGC 5466 - Globular Cluster in Boötes star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5466 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (6.6 arcmin) and minor (6.6 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 5466

NGC 5466
Globular Cluster
Boötes

NGC 5466 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 15.9°
Azimuth: 63.9°
Direction: East-North-East

See also NGC 5466 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 9.7, NGC 5466 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.

Available Resources for NGC 5466 - Globular Cluster in Boötes

Photometric information of NGC 5466

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5466 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).

10.5
9.7

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

Apparent size of NGC 5466

The following table reports NGC 5466 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5466 is a visual representation of it.
6.6 arcmin
6.6 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5466

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5466 are provided in the following table:

14h 05m 26s
+28° 32’ 04”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5466 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 NGC 5466 - Globular Cluster in Boötes star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5466 - Globular Cluster in Boötes.

Finder chart NGC 5466 - Globular Cluster in Boötes star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5466 - Globular Cluster in Boötes.

Rise and set times of NGC 5466 from your location

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

Today's NGC 5466 - Globular Cluster in Boötes rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 61.5°
Max altitude: 67.1°
Azimuth: 298.5°