100% mobile compatible
Observatory Parameters
Feb 24
Clouds: Seeing:
Waxing Gibbous
12:22 02:05

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6221 Galaxy in Ara Constellation

Size: 3.5' x 2.5' Magnitude: 9.9 Also known as ESO 138-3, AM 1648-590, IRAS 16484-5908, PGC 59175
Credit: NGC/IC Project

Build and share your astrophotographer profile for free!

Be the first to share your astrophotograph for NGC 6221!

Upload Your Astrophotography

Telescope Simulator

Check how Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6221 would look like through your camera, eyepiece or binoculars.

This tool was designed to check framing, not visual magnitude. Objects will look dimmer on your eyepiece and binoculars.

Camera Eyepiece Binoculars Off

Hourly Elevation Feb 24

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6221 as seen from Ashburn
Maximum Elevation º at hrs.
Rise: hrs.   Set: hrs.

Monthly Elevation

Best period for observing Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 6221 at hours

Data Sheet

16h 52m 46s
-59º 13' 06''
SBc - Barred Spiral
69 M light years
Last visited objects: NGC 6221

Astronomy Quote of the Day

“I don't know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets.” John Glenn, Astronaut
Astronomy Planning Made Easy. Learn more.