NGC6603 (Open cluster)

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R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From San Diego , NGC6603 is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:05 (PDT), 27° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 23:36, 38° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:44, when it sinks below 21° above your south-western horizon.

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Name NGC6603
Object type Open cluster
Other names
NGC 6603[2]
Cr 374[3]
Mel 197[4]
Right ascension:18h18m [2]
Declination:−18°24' [2]
Magnitude:11.10 (V) [4]
Distance:3.6 kpc
11.7 klyr [1]
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-1.68
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.


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