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NGC 6559 - Nebula

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.

NGC 6559
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Apparent size of NGC 6559

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

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6559

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 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins).

Image of NGC 6559 - Nebula star
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 and finder chart of NGC 6559

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6559 are provided in the following table:

18h 09m 56s
-24° 06’ 23”

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 star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6559 - Nebula.

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

Rise ans set times of NGC 6559 from your location

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

Today's NGC 6559 - Nebula rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 114.1°
Max altitude: 14.4°
Azimuth: 245.9°
NGC 6559 - Nebula is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom