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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:10 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:02
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NGC 6293 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus

Above the horizon.  Rise: 18:48 | Tran: 22:11 | Set: 1:37
Alt: 11.42°   Az: 170.90°   Direction: South

NGC 6293 is a Globular Cluster in the Ophiuchus constellation. NGC 6293 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 9.02, NGC 6293 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 60-70mm aperture or a small telescope.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6293 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 6293 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6293 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (4.5 arcmin) and minor (4.5 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

17h 11m 41s
-26° 36’ 38”
23h 20m 04s
16h 31m 46s

J2000

17h 10m 09s
-26° 34’ 54”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6293 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 6293 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6293 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus.

Finder chart NGC 6293 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6293 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6293 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).

9.96
9.02

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 6293 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6293 is a visual representation of it.
4.5 arcmin
4.5 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's NGC 6293 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 116.6°
Max altitude: 11.9°
Azimuth: 243.4°