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NGC 6540 - Globular Cluster

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.

NGC 6540
Globular Cluster
Sagittarius
Available Resources for NGC 6540 - Globular Cluster

Apparent size of NGC 6540

The 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.
4.08 arcmin
4.08 arcmin

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).

Image of NGC 6540 - Globular Cluster star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6540 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (4.08 arcmin) and minor (4.08 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6540

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6540 are provided in the following table:

18h 06m 07s
-27° 45’ 46”

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°.

Finder chart NGC 6540 - Globular Cluster star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6540 - Globular Cluster.

Finder chart NGC 6540 - Globular Cluster star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6540 - Globular Cluster.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6540 from your location

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

Today's NGC 6540 - Globular Cluster rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 117.8°
Max altitude: 10.8°
Azimuth: 242.2°
NGC 6540 - Globular Cluster is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom