NGC6553 (Globular cluster)

Image of NGC6553
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From San Diego , NGC6553 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:00 (PDT), 25° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:52, 31° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:16, when it sinks below 21° above your south-western horizon.

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Name NGC6553
Object type Globular cluster
Other names
NGC 6553[2]
Mel 193[3]
Right ascension:18h09m [2]
Declination:−25°54' [2]
Magnitude:8.30 (V) [3]
9.08 (B) [2]
Distance:6.0 kpc
19.6 klyr [1]
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-5.59
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.


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