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NGC 6342 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus

Altitude: -3.0°   Azimuth: 241.8°   Direction: West-South-West

NGC 6342 is a Globular Cluster in the Ophiuchus constellation. NGC 6342 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6342 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 6342 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6342 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (6.6 arcmin) and minor (6.6 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 6342

NGC 6342
Globular Cluster
Ophiuchus

NGC 6342 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -3.0°
Azimuth: 241.8°
Direction: West-South-West

See also NGC 6342 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 10.01, NGC 6342 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.

Available Resources for NGC 6342 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus

Photometric information of NGC 6342

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6342 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).

11.25
10.01

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

Apparent size of NGC 6342

The following table reports NGC 6342 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6342 is a visual representation of it.
6.6 arcmin
6.6 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6342

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6342 are provided in the following table:

17h 21m 10s
-19° 35’ 14”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6342 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 6342 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6342 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus.

Finder chart NGC 6342 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6342 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus.

Rise and set times of NGC 6342 from your location

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

Today's NGC 6342 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 109.6°
Max altitude: 18.9°
Azimuth: 250.4°