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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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NGC 6530 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Sagittarius

Below the horizon.  Rise: 19:44 | Tran: 23:25 | Set: 3:09
Alt: -37.16°   Az: 276.96°   Direction: West

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. 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.

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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 6530 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Sagittarius 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

Apparent

18h 06m 01s
-24° 21’ 17”
07h 58m 55s
02h 04m 56s

J2000

18h 04m 31s
-24° 21’ 29”

Finder Chart

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

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

Photometric Information

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

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

Rise and Set Times

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

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

Azimuth: 114.4°
Max altitude: 14.2°
Azimuth: 245.6°