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NGC 6256 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius

NGC 6256 is a Globular Cluster in the Scorpius constellation. NGC 6256 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 6256
Globular Cluster
Scorpius
Available Resources for NGC 6256 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius

Apparent size of NGC 6256

The following table reports NGC 6256 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6256 is a visual representation of it.
4.2 arcmin
4.2 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6256

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6256 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 6256 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6256 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (4.2 arcmin) and minor (4.2 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6256

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6256 are provided in the following table:

16h 59m 32s
-37° 07’ 17”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6256 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 6256 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6256 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius.

Finder chart NGC 6256 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6256 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6256 from your location

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

Today's NGC 6256 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 127.1°
Max altitude: 1.4°
Azimuth: 232.9°
NGC 6256 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom