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NGC 6873 - Open Cluster in Sagitta

Altitude: -1.9°   Azimuth: 308.3°   Direction: North-West

NGC 6873 is a Open Cluster in the Sagitta constellation. NGC 6873 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 6873 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 6873 - Open Cluster in Sagitta star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6873 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (3 arcmin) and minor (3 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 6873

NGC 6873
Open Cluster
Sagitta

NGC 6873 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -1.9°
Azimuth: 308.3°
Direction: North-West

See also NGC 6873 rise and set times.

Available Resources for NGC 6873 - Open Cluster in Sagitta

Apparent size of NGC 6873

The following table reports NGC 6873 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6873 is a visual representation of it.
3 arcmin
3 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6873

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6873 are provided in the following table:

20h 07m 14s
+21° 06’ 08”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6873 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 6873 - Open Cluster in Sagitta star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6873 - Open Cluster in Sagitta.

Finder chart NGC 6873 - Open Cluster in Sagitta star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6873 - Open Cluster in Sagitta.

Rise and set times of NGC 6873 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 6873 - Open Cluster in Sagitta 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: 68.9°
Max altitude: 59.6°
Azimuth: 291.1°