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TimezoneEurope/London
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Transit: 13:06 
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IC 4593 - Planetary Nebula in Hercules

Below the horizon.  Rise: 14:05 | Tran: 21:04 | Set: 4:08
Alt: -15.60°   Az: 314.24°   Direction: North-West

IC 4593 is a Planetary Nebula in the Hercules constellation. IC 4593 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Given its visual magnitude of 10.7, IC 4593 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of IC 4593 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of IC 4593 - Planetary Nebula in Hercules star
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DSS2 image of IC 4593 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.22 arcmin) and minor (0.22 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

16h 12m 54s
+12° 00’ 34”
09h 00m 33s
01h 13m 27s

J2000

16h 11m 44s
+12° 04’ 17”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 4593 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.

Finder chart IC 4593 - Planetary Nebula in Hercules star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4593 - Planetary Nebula in Hercules.

Finder chart IC 4593 - Planetary Nebula in Hercules star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4593 - Planetary Nebula in Hercules.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 4593 in different bands of the electomagnetic spectrum (when available), from the B band (445nm wavelength, corresponding to the Blue color), to the V band ( 551nm wavelength, corresponding to Green/Yellow color), to the J, H, K bands (corresponding to 1220nm, 1630nm, 2190nm wavelengths respectively, which are colors not visible to the human eye).

10.93
10.7

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 4593 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 4593 is a visual representation of it.
0.22 arcmin
0.22 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

Location: Greenwich, UK
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's IC 4593 - Planetary Nebula in Hercules rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 78.0°
Max altitude: 50.5°
Azimuth: 282.0°