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NGC 6227 - Star in Scorpius

Altitude: -79.5°   Azimuth: 345.1°   Direction: North-North-West

NGC 6227 is a Star in the Scorpius constellation. NGC 6227 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6227 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 6227 - Star in Scorpius star
DSS2 image of NGC 6227 in the Red band.

Key facts about NGC 6227

NGC 6227

NGC 6227 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -79.5°
Azimuth: 345.1°
Direction: North-North-West

See also NGC 6227 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 5.22, NGC 6227 is barely visible to the naked eye, easily visible with the help of a small binocular.

Available Resources for NGC 6227 - Star in Scorpius

Photometric information of NGC 6227

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6227 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).


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

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6227

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6227 are provided in the following table:

16h 51m 33s
-41° 13’ 50”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6227 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 6227 - Star in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6227 - Star in Scorpius.

Finder chart NGC 6227 - Star in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6227 - Star in Scorpius.

Rise and set times of NGC 6227 from your location

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

NGC 6227 - Star in Scorpius is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt