NGC 6559

Alt. Designations: NGC 6559
Object Type: emission nebula
Constellation: Sagittarius
Distance: 5 kly
Right Ascension: 18h 09m 57.6s
Declination: -24° 06´ 35"
Visual Magnitude:
Apparent Dimension: 8.0´ X 5.0´
Best Month To View: Jun

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.