The open cluster NGC 6530

Image of NGC 6530
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , NGC 6530 is visible between 23:14 and 03:48. It will become accessible at around 23:14, when it rises 18° above your south-eastern horizon, and then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:33, 26° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible at around 03:48 when it sinks to 19° above your south-western horizon.

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Name NGC 6530
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Cr 362
Magnitude:4.60 (V)[2]
4.74 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.14
Right Ascension:18h04m [1]
Declination:-24°21' [1]
Distance:1.3 kpc
4.3 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-6.02
23 Jun 2019  –  NGC 6530 is well placed
18 Feb 2020  –  Close approach of Mars and NGC 6530
22 Jun 2020  –  NGC 6530 is well placed
22 Jun 2021  –  NGC 6530 is well placed
26 Jan 2022  –  Close approach of Mars and NGC 6530
22 Jun 2022  –  NGC 6530 is well placed
23 Jun 2023  –  NGC 6530 is well placed
22 Jun 2024  –  NGC 6530 is well placed




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