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NGC 5998 - Open Cluster in Scorpius

NGC 5998 is a Open Cluster in the Scorpius constellation. NGC 5998 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 5998
Open Cluster
Scorpius
Available Resources for NGC 5998 - Open Cluster in Scorpius

Apparent size of NGC 5998

The following table reports NGC 5998 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5998 is a visual representation of it.
5.4 arcmin
5.4 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 5998

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5998 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 5998 - Open Cluster in Scorpius star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5998 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (5.4 arcmin) and minor (5.4 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5998

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5998 are provided in the following table:

15h 49m 37s
-28° 34’ 41”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5998 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 5998 - Open Cluster in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5998 - Open Cluster in Scorpius.

Finder chart NGC 5998 - Open Cluster in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5998 - Open Cluster in Scorpius.

Rise ans set times of NGC 5998 from your location

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

Today's NGC 5998 - Open 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: 118.6°
Max altitude: 9.9°
Azimuth: 241.4°
NGC 5998 - Open Cluster in Scorpius is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom