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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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NGC 6453 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius

Below the horizon.  Rise: 21:12 | Tran: 23:11 | Set: 1:14
Alt: -43.37°   Az: 266.12°   Direction: West

NGC 6453 is a Globular Cluster in the Scorpius constellation. NGC 6453 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 10.49, NGC 6453 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6453 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 6453 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6453 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (5.4 arcmin) and minor (5.4 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

17h 52m 30s
-34° 36’ 17”
07h 52m 54s
01h 45m 24s

J2000

17h 50m 52s
-34° 36’ 00”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6453 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 6453 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6453 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius.

Finder chart NGC 6453 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6453 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6453 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).

10.49

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 6453 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6453 is a visual representation of it.
5.4 arcmin
5.4 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's NGC 6453 - Globular Cluster in Scorpius rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 124.6°
Max altitude: 3.9°
Azimuth: 235.4°