NGC 6856 - Open Cluster in Cygnus
NGC 6856 is a Open Cluster in the Cygnus constellation. NGC 6856 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.
- NGC 6856 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom . Its current altitude is 58° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
Apparent size of NGC 6856The following table reports NGC 6856 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6856 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6856
The image below is a photograph of NGC 6856 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).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6856
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6856 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6856 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of NGC 6856 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
NGC 6856 - Open Cluster in Cygnus is circumpolar and transits at 03:37 UTC (altitude: 85.3°)