The globular cluster NGC 6356

Image of NGC 6356
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 Cambridge , NGC 6356 will become visible around 20:52 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 29° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 5 hours and 36 minutes after the Sun at 01:14.

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 6356
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
Mel 171
Position
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Magnitude:8.20 (V)[3]
10.01 (B)[2]
B-V Color (mag):2.59
Right ascension:17h23m [2]
Declination:-17°48' [2]
Distance:15.2 kpc
49.6 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-7.71

Cambridge

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

42.38°N
71.11°W
EDT

Color scheme