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TimezoneEurope/London
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Transit: 13:04 
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NGC 6253 - Open Cluster in Ara

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -45.86°   Az: 122.72°   Direction: East-South-East

NGC 6253 is a Open Cluster in the Ara constellation. NGC 6253 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 10.2, NGC 6253 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6253 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 6253 - Open Cluster in Ara star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6253 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (6 arcmin) and minor (6 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

17h 01m 02s
-52° 44’ 39”
17h 01m 39s

J2000

16h 59m 04s
-52° 42’ 32”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6253 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 6253 - Open Cluster in Ara star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6253 - Open Cluster in Ara.

Finder chart NGC 6253 - Open Cluster in Ara star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6253 - Open Cluster in Ara.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6253 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).

10.2

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 6253 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6253 is a visual representation of it.
6 arcmin
6 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

NGC 6253 - Open Cluster in Ara is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK