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SunriseRise: 6:38  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:43
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NGC 6554 - Open Cluster in Sagittarius

Altitude: -40.7°   Azimuth: 65.6°   Direction: East-North-East

NGC 6554 is a Open Cluster in the Sagittarius constellation. NGC 6554 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.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6554 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 6554 - Open Cluster in Sagittarius star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6554 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (8.7 arcmin) and minor (8.7 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 6554

NGC 6554
Open Cluster
Sagittarius

NGC 6554 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -40.7°
Azimuth: 65.6°
Direction: East-North-East

See also NGC 6554 rise and set times.

Available Resources for NGC 6554 - Open Cluster in Sagittarius

Apparent size of NGC 6554

The following table reports NGC 6554 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6554 is a visual representation of it.
8.7 arcmin
8.7 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6554

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6554 are provided in the following table:

18h 09m 24s
-18° 22’ 42”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6554 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 6554 - Open Cluster in Sagittarius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6554 - Open Cluster in Sagittarius.

Finder chart NGC 6554 - Open Cluster in Sagittarius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6554 - Open Cluster in Sagittarius.

Rise and set times of NGC 6554 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 6554 - Open Cluster in Sagittarius 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: 108.4°
Max altitude: 20.1°
Azimuth: 251.6°