NGC 6540 - Globular Cluster in Sagittarius
NGC 6540 is a Globular Cluster in the Sagittarius constellation. NGC 6540 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.
Apparent size of NGC 6540The following table reports NGC 6540 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6540 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6540
The image below is a photograph of NGC 6540 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).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6540
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6540 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6540 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.