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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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NGC 5873 - Planetary Nebula in Lupus

Below the horizon.  Rise: 21:28 | Tran: 22:06 | Set: 22:44
Altitude: -75.8°   Azimuth: 338.0°   Direction: North-North-West

NGC 5873 is a Planetary Nebula in the Lupus constellation. NGC 5873 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5873 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 NGC 5873 - Planetary Nebula in Lupus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5873 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.12 arcmin) and minor (0.12 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 5873

NGC 5873
Planetary Nebula
Lupus

NGC 5873 is below the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: -75.8°
Azimuth: 338.0°
Direction: North-North-West

See also NGC 5873 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 11, NGC 5873 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 5873 - Planetary Nebula in Lupus

Photometric information of NGC 5873

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5873 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).

13.3
11

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

Apparent size of NGC 5873

The following table reports NGC 5873 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5873 is a visual representation of it.
0.12 arcmin
0.12 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5873

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5873 are provided in the following table:

15h 12m 51s
-38° 07’ 32”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5873 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 NGC 5873 - Planetary Nebula in Lupus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5873 - Planetary Nebula in Lupus.

Finder chart NGC 5873 - Planetary Nebula in Lupus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5873 - Planetary Nebula in Lupus.

Rise and set times of NGC 5873 from your location

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

Today's NGC 5873 - Planetary Nebula in Lupus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 128.1°
Max altitude: 0.4°
Azimuth: 231.9°