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NGC 6208 - Open Cluster in Ara

NGC 6208 is a Open Cluster in the Ara constellation. NGC 6208 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 6208
Open Cluster
Ara
Available Resources for NGC 6208 - Open Cluster in Ara

Photometric information of NGC 6208

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6208 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).

8.06
7.2

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

Apparent size of NGC 6208

The following table reports NGC 6208 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6208 is a visual representation of it.
8.4 arcmin
8.4 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6208

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6208 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 6208 - Open Cluster in Ara star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6208 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (8.4 arcmin) and minor (8.4 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6208

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6208 are provided in the following table:

16h 49m 27s
-53° 43’ 41”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6208 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 6208 - Open Cluster in Ara star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6208 - Open Cluster in Ara.

Finder chart NGC 6208 - Open Cluster in Ara star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6208 - Open Cluster in Ara.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6208 from your location

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

NGC 6208 - Open Cluster in Ara is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]