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.
Apparent size of NGC 6256The 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.
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).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6256
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6256 are provided in the following table:
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°.