NGC : NGC6227

Celestial motion
Date: 2024-06-22
Astronomical night: 22:40 - 03:46 (GMT -5)
NGC6227 Celestial motion
TimeElevationAzimuth
RiseDusk10°177° (South)
Set01:56213° (Southwest)
Maximum elevation

22:53

10°

180° (South)

Elevation

NGC6227 Celestial motion
Information about NGC6227

General information

NGC6227 is the open cluster at magnitude 5 that is placed in Scorpius constellation and has apparent size of 18 angular minutes.
Having high brightness and large apparent size, cluster is available for observations through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.

Information for observations

2024-06-22 cluster NGC6227 will become observable at south as the dusk sky fades, 10° above your horizon, at 22:40. At 01:56 the object will sink below the horizon at southwest. Maximum elevation, 10° above horizon, will be reached at 22:53, when cluster will be placed at south.
 

NGC6227 on the sky map

NGC6227 on the sky map
Object type

Open Cluster

Alternative names

Constellation

Scorpius

Magnitude

5

Apparent size18'
Right ascension16h 52m 0s
Declination-41° 13′ 0″

Catalogues

Messier

New General Catalogue (NGC)

NGC6227

International Catalogue (IC)

Nearest objects with greater magnitude
Object typeMagnitude
NGC6231Open Cluster2.6