NGC 6559

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Coordinates: Sky map 18h 09m 56.8s, −24° 06′ 23″

NGC 6559
The star formation region NGC 6559.jpg
NGC 6559 taken by the Danish 1.54-metre telescope located at ESO’s La Silla Observatory.
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Right ascension 18h 09m 56.8s[1]
Declination −24° 06′ 23″[1]
Constellation Sagittarius[2]
Designations ESO 521-40, LBN 28, LBN 007.03-02.26[3]
See also: Lists of nebulae

NGC 6559 is a star forming region located at a distance of about 5000 light-years from Earth, in the constellation of Sagittarius, showing both emission (red) and reflection (bluish) regions.


  1. ^ a b "NED results for object NGC 6559". Extragalactic Database. NASA/IPAC. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "An Anarchic Region of Star Formation". ESO Press Release. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "SIMBAD query results NGC 6559". Astronomical Database. SIMBAD. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 

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