The galaxy NGC 6240

Image of NGC 6240
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
Finder chart
Please wait
Loading 0/4
Click and drag to rotate
Mouse wheel to zoom in/out
Touch with mouse to dismiss
Click and drag the chart above to pan around the sky, or use the mouse wheel to zoom. Click to enlarge.

From Ashburn , NGC 6240 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:59 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 45° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:46, 53° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:04, when it sinks to 22° above your western horizon.

Begin typing the name of a town near to you, and then select the town from the list of options which appear below.
Name NGC 6240
Object Type Galaxy
Position
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Magnitude:13.37 (V)[1]
14.31 (B)[1]
9.46 (H)[1]
9.11 (K)[1]
10.30 (J)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.94
Hubble type:S0-a
Right Ascension:16h52m [1]
Declination:+02°24' [1]

Ashburn

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

Color scheme