General informationNGC6530 is the open cluster at magnitude 5 that is placed in Sagittarius constellation and has apparent size of 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 observations2023-09-25 cluster NGC6530 will become observable at southwest as the dusk sky fades, 16° above your horizon, at 20:34. At this time, the object will be at its highest elevation. At 22:29 the object will sink below the horizon at southwest.
NGC6530 on the sky map
|Right ascension||18h 4m 31s|
|Declination||-24° 21′ 30″|
|New General Catalogue (NGC)|
|International Catalogue (IC)|