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NGC 6229 - Globular Cluster

NGC 6229 is a Globular Cluster in the Hercules constellation. NGC 6229 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 6229
Globular Cluster
Hercules
  • NGC 6229 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 48° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 9.86, NGC 6229 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.
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Photometric information of NGC 6229

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6229 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).

9.38
9.86
7.98
7.43
7.33

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

Apparent size of NGC 6229

The following table reports NGC 6229 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6229 is a visual representation of it.
4.8 arcmin
4.8 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6229

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6229 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 6229 - Globular Cluster star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6229 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (4.8 arcmin) and minor (4.8 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6229

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6229 are provided in the following table:

16h 46m 59s
+47° 31’ 40”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6229 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 6229 - Globular Cluster star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6229 - Globular Cluster.

Finder chart NGC 6229 - Globular Cluster star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6229 - Globular Cluster.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6229 from your location

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

NGC 6229 - Globular Cluster is circumpolar and transits at 14:44 UTC (altitude: 86.0°)