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NGC 6530 - Star Cluster + Nebula

NGC 6530 is a Star Cluster + Nebula in the Sagittarius constellation. NGC 6530 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.

NGC 6530
Star Cluster + Nebula
Sagittarius
  • NGC 6530 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 4.6, NGC 6530 is barely visible to the naked eye, easily visible with the help of a small binocular.
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Photometric information of NGC 6530

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6530 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).

4.74
4.6

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

Apparent size of NGC 6530

The following table reports NGC 6530 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6530 is a visual representation of it.
6 arcmin
6 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6530

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6530 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 6530 - Star Cluster + Nebula star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6530 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (6 arcmin) and minor (6 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6530

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6530 are provided in the following table:

18h 04m 31s
-24° 21’ 29”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6530 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 6530 - Star Cluster + Nebula star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6530 - Star Cluster + Nebula.

Finder chart NGC 6530 - Star Cluster + Nebula star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6530 - Star Cluster + Nebula.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6530 from your location

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

Today's NGC 6530 - Star Cluster + Nebula rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 114.4°
Max altitude: 14.2°
Azimuth: 245.6°
NGC 6530 - Star Cluster + Nebula is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom