NGC : NGC6227

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

Tonight, 2020-06-07, cluster NGC6227 will become observable at south as the dusk sky fades, above your horizon, at 05:46. At 08:00 the object will sink below the horizon at southwest. Maximum elevation, 10° above horizon, will be reached at 04:58, 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
Celestial motion
Date: 2020-06-07
Astronomical night: 05:46 - 12:33 (GMT 0)
NGC6227 Celestial motion
TimeElevationAzimuth
RiseDusk189° (South)
Set08:00213° (Southwest)
Maximum elevation

04:58

10°

180° (South)

Elevation

NGC6227 Celestial motion