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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:10 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:02
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NGC 6559 - Nebula in Sagittarius

Above the horizon.  Rise: 19:28 | Tran: 23:10 | Set: 2:56
Alt: 11.25°   Az: 156.69°   Direction: South-South-East

NGC 6559 is a Nebula in the Sagittarius constellation. NGC 6559 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 6559 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 6559 - Nebula in Sagittarius star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6559 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (15 arcmin) and minor (10 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

18h 11m 27s
-24° 06’ 00”
22h 19m 22s
16h 30m 49s

J2000

18h 09m 56s
-24° 06’ 23”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6559 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 6559 - Nebula in Sagittarius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6559 - Nebula in Sagittarius.

Finder chart NGC 6559 - Nebula in Sagittarius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6559 - Nebula in Sagittarius.

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 6559 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6559 is a visual representation of it.
15 arcmin
10 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's NGC 6559 - Nebula in Sagittarius rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 114.1°
Max altitude: 14.4°
Azimuth: 245.9°