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NGC 6304 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus

NGC 6304 is a Globular Cluster in the Ophiuchus constellation. NGC 6304 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 6304
Globular Cluster
Ophiuchus
  • NGC 6304 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 9.03, NGC 6304 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 60-70mm aperture or a small telescope.
Available Resources for NGC 6304 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus

Photometric information of NGC 6304

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6304 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).

10.33
9.03

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

Apparent size of NGC 6304

The following table reports NGC 6304 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6304 is a visual representation of it.
3.6 arcmin
3.6 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6304

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6304 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 6304 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6304 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (3.6 arcmin) and minor (3.6 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6304

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6304 are provided in the following table:

17h 14m 32s
-29° 27’ 43”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6304 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 6304 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6304 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus.

Finder chart NGC 6304 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6304 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6304 from your location

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

Today's NGC 6304 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 119.5°
Max altitude: 9.1°
Azimuth: 240.5°
NGC 6304 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom