General informationOpen Cluster NGC6231 has the magnitude of 3 and is placed in Scorpius constellation. The cluster's apparent sizes are 14 angular minutes.
Having high brightness and large apparent size, cluster is available for observations through a pair of binoculars or small telescope.
Information for observationsTonight, 2020-10-29, cluster NGC6231 will rise at southeast at 16:24 and will sink below the horizon at southwest at 22:37. Maximum elevation, 11° above horizon, will be reached at 19:30, when cluster will be placed at south.
NGC6231 on the sky map
|Right ascension||16h 54m 8.51s|
|Declination||-41° 49′ 36″|
|New General Catalogue (NGC)|
|International Catalogue (IC)|