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NGC 6318 - Open Cluster in Scorpius

NGC 6318 is a Open Cluster in the Scorpius constellation. NGC 6318 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 6318
Open Cluster
Scorpius
  • NGC 6318 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 11.8, NGC 6318 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
Available Resources for NGC 6318 - Open Cluster in Scorpius

Photometric information of NGC 6318

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6318 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).

11.8

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

Apparent size of NGC 6318

The following table reports NGC 6318 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6318 is a visual representation of it.
3.3 arcmin
3.3 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6318

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6318 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 6318 - Open Cluster in Scorpius star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6318 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (3.3 arcmin) and minor (3.3 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6318

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6318 are provided in the following table:

17h 16m 11s
-39° 25’ 29”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6318 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 6318 - Open Cluster in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6318 - Open Cluster in Scorpius.

Finder chart NGC 6318 - Open Cluster in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6318 - Open Cluster in Scorpius.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6318 from your location

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

NGC 6318 - Open Cluster in Scorpius is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]