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NGC 6480 - Association of Stars in Scorpius

Altitude: 6.0°   Azimuth: 161.9°   Direction: South-South-East

NGC 6480 is a Association of Stars in the Scorpius constellation. NGC 6480 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 6480 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 6480 - Association of Stars in Scorpius star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6480 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 6480

NGC 6480
Association of Stars
Scorpius

NGC 6480 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 6.0°
Azimuth: 161.9°
Direction: South-South-East

See also NGC 6480 rise and set times.

Available Resources for NGC 6480 - Association of Stars in Scorpius

Apparent size of NGC 6480

The following table reports NGC 6480 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6480 is a visual representation of it.
2.7 arcmin
2.7 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6480

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6480 are provided in the following table:

17h 54m 25s
-30° 27’ 06”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6480 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 6480 - Association of Stars in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6480 - Association of Stars in Scorpius.

Finder chart NGC 6480 - Association of Stars in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6480 - Association of Stars in Scorpius.

Rise and set times of NGC 6480 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 6480 - Association of Stars 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: 120.5°
Max altitude: 8.1°
Azimuth: 239.5°