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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:08 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:03
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NGC 6249 - Open Cluster in Scorpius

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -13.66°   Az: 210.67°   Direction: South-South-West

NGC 6249 is a Open Cluster in the Scorpius constellation. NGC 6249 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 8.2, NGC 6249 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 40-50mm aperture or a small telescope.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6249 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 6249 - Open Cluster in Scorpius star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6249 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (7.6 arcmin) and minor (7.6 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

16h 59m 28s
-44° 50’ 53”
02h 57m 26s
19h 56m 55s

J2000

16h 57m 42s
-44° 48’ 42”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6249 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 6249 - Open Cluster in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6249 - Open Cluster in Scorpius.

Finder chart NGC 6249 - Open Cluster in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6249 - Open Cluster in Scorpius.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6249 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).

8.72
8.2

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 6249 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6249 is a visual representation of it.
7.6 arcmin
7.6 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

NGC 6249 - Open Cluster in Scorpius is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK