The globular cluster NGC 6553

Image of NGC 6553
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , NGC 6553 is visible between 01:18 and 02:55. It will become accessible around 01:18, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your southern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 02:07, 22° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 02:55 when it sinks below 21° above your southern horizon.

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Name NGC 6553
Object Type Globular Cluster
Other Names
Mel 193
Magnitude:8.30 (V) [3]
9.08 (B) [2]
Right ascension:18h09m [2]
Declination:-25°54' [2]
Distance:6.0 kpc
19.6 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):-5.59




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