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SunriseRise: 6:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:36
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NGC 6355 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus

Altitude: -34.7°   Azimuth: 270.1°   Direction: West

NGC 6355 is a Globular Cluster in the Ophiuchus constellation. NGC 6355 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6355 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 6355 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6355 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.7 arcmin) and minor (2.7 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 6355

NGC 6355
Globular Cluster
Ophiuchus

NGC 6355 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -34.7°
Azimuth: 270.1°
Direction: West

See also NGC 6355 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 11.05, NGC 6355 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 6355 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus

Photometric information of NGC 6355

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6355 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).

12.46
11.05

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

Apparent size of NGC 6355

The following table reports NGC 6355 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6355 is a visual representation of it.
2.7 arcmin
2.7 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6355

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6355 are provided in the following table:

17h 23m 58s
-26° 21’ 11”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6355 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 6355 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6355 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus.

Finder chart NGC 6355 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6355 - Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus.

Rise and set times of NGC 6355 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 6355 - 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: 116.4°
Max altitude: 12.2°
Azimuth: 243.6°