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Messier 73 - Other Classification

Messier 73 is a Other Classification in the Aquarius constellation. Messier 73 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.

Messier 73
Other Classification
Aquarius
  • Messier 73 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 8.9, Messier 73 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 60-70mm aperture or a small telescope.
Available Resources for Messier 73 - Other Classification

Photometric information of Messier 73

The following table lists the magnitude of Messier 73 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).

8.9

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

Digitized Sky Survey image of Messier 73

The image below is a photograph of Messier 73 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 Messier 73 - Other Classification star
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DSS2 image of Messier 73 in the Red band.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Messier 73

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of Messier 73 are provided in the following table:

20h 58m 55s
-12° 38’ 08”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of Messier 73 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 Messier 73 - Other Classification star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 73 - Other Classification.

Finder chart Messier 73 - Other Classification star
Simplified finder chart for Messier 73 - Other Classification.

Rise ans set times of Messier 73 from your location

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

Today's Messier 73 - Other Classification rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 102.6°
Max altitude: 25.9°
Azimuth: 257.4°
Messier 73 - Other Classification is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom