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IC 4678 - Nebula in Sagittarius

Altitude: -35.9°   Azimuth: 276.0°   Direction: West

IC 4678 is a Nebula in the Sagittarius constellation. IC 4678 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.

IC 4678

IC 4678 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -35.9°
Azimuth: 276.0°
Direction: West

See also IC 4678 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 10.4, IC 4678 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.

Available Resources for IC 4678 - Nebula in Sagittarius

Photometric information of IC 4678

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 4678 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).


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

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 4678

The image below is a photograph of IC 4678 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 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins).

Image of IC 4678 - Nebula in Sagittarius star
DSS2 image of IC 4678 in the Red band.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 4678

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 4678 are provided in the following table:

18h 06m 33s
-23° 57’ 15”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 4678 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 4678 - Nebula in Sagittarius star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4678 - Nebula in Sagittarius.

Finder chart IC 4678 - Nebula in Sagittarius star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4678 - Nebula in Sagittarius.

Rise ans set times of IC 4678 from your location

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

Today's IC 4678 - Nebula in Sagittarius rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 114.0°
Max altitude: 14.6°
Azimuth: 246.0°