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NGC 6101 - Globular Cluster in Apus

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -34.04°   Az: 184.50°   Direction: South

NGC 6101 is a Globular Cluster in the Apus constellation. NGC 6101 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 10.08, NGC 6101 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6101 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 6101 - Globular Cluster in Apus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6101 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (4.5 arcmin) and minor (4.5 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

16h 28m 38s
-72° 15’ 19”
00h 49m 15s
17h 17m 54s

J2000

16h 25m 49s
-72° 12’ 06”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6101 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 6101 - Globular Cluster in Apus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6101 - Globular Cluster in Apus.

Finder chart NGC 6101 - Globular Cluster in Apus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6101 - Globular Cluster in Apus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6101 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).

10.9
10.08

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 6101 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6101 is a visual representation of it.
4.5 arcmin
4.5 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

NGC 6101 - Globular Cluster in Apus is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK