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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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NGC 6568 - Open Cluster in Sagittarius

Below the horizon.  Rise: 19:22 | Tran: 23:21 | Set: 3:24
Alt: -1.35°   Az: 235.80°   Direction: South-West

NGC 6568 is a Open Cluster in the Sagittarius constellation. NGC 6568 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. Given its visual magnitude of 8.6, NGC 6568 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 60-70mm aperture or a small telescope.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6568 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 6568 - Open Cluster in Sagittarius star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6568 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (7.8 arcmin) and minor (7.8 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

18h 14m 12s
-21° 37’ 12”
04h 11m 10s
22h 25m 23s

J2000

18h 12m 43s
-21° 37’ 41”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6568 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 6568 - Open Cluster in Sagittarius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6568 - Open Cluster in Sagittarius.

Finder chart NGC 6568 - Open Cluster in Sagittarius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6568 - Open Cluster in Sagittarius.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6568 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).

8.6

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 6568 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6568 is a visual representation of it.
7.8 arcmin
7.8 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's NGC 6568 - Open Cluster in Sagittarius rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 111.6°
Max altitude: 16.9°
Azimuth: 248.4°