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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:36
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NGC 6357 (War and Peace Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Scorpius

Altitude: -70.5°   Azimuth: 327.4°   Direction: North-North-West

NGC 6357 is a Star Cluster + Nebula in the Scorpius constellation. NGC 6357 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 6357 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 6357 (War and Peace Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Scorpius star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6357 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (3.9 arcmin) and minor (3.9 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 6357

NGC 6357
Star Cluster + Nebula
Scorpius

NGC 6357 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -70.5°
Azimuth: 327.4°
Direction: North-North-West

See also NGC 6357 rise and set times.

Available Resources for NGC 6357 (War and Peace Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Scorpius

Apparent size of NGC 6357

The following table reports NGC 6357 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6357 is a visual representation of it.
3.9 arcmin
3.9 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6357

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6357 are provided in the following table:

17h 24m 43s
-34° 12’ 05”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6357 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 6357 (War and Peace Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6357 (War and Peace Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Scorpius.

Finder chart NGC 6357 (War and Peace Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6357 (War and Peace Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Scorpius.

Rise and set times of NGC 6357 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 6357 (War and Peace Nebula) - Star Cluster + Nebula in Scorpius 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: 124.2°
Max altitude: 4.3°
Azimuth: 235.8°