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 observations2019-05-26 cluster NGC6530 will be visible all night. At 21:35 the object will be placed at southeast, 2° above your horizon, and will be observable until around 04:40 when fade from view as dawn breaks southwest. Maximum elevation, 27° above horizon, will be reached at 01:56, when cluster will be placed at south.
NGC6530 on the sky map
|Right ascension||18h 4m 31s|
|Declination||-24° 21′ 30″|
|New General Catalogue (NGC)|
|International Catalogue (IC)|