We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
Help keep this site free and ads-free: donate now!
public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?

NGC 6058 - Planetary Nebula in Hercules

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 18.0°   Azimuth: 313.8°   Direction: North-West

NGC 6058 is a Planetary Nebula in the Hercules constellation. NGC 6058 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6058 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 6058 - Planetary Nebula in Hercules star
/>
DSS2 image of NGC 6058 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.38 arcmin) and minor (0.38 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 6058

NGC 6058
Planetary Nebula
Hercules

NGC 6058 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: 18.0°
Azimuth: 313.8°
Direction: North-West

See also NGC 6058 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 12.9, NGC 6058 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 6058 - Planetary Nebula in Hercules

Photometric information of NGC 6058

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6058 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
12.9

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

Apparent size of NGC 6058

The following table reports NGC 6058 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6058 is a visual representation of it.
0.38 arcmin
0.38 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6058

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6058 are provided in the following table:

16h 04m 27s
+40° 40’ 59”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6058 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 6058 - Planetary Nebula in Hercules star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6058 - Planetary Nebula in Hercules.

Finder chart NGC 6058 - Planetary Nebula in Hercules star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6058 - Planetary Nebula in Hercules.

Rise and set times of NGC 6058 from your location

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

NGC 6058 - Planetary Nebula in Hercules is circumpolar and transits at 21:58 UTC (altitude: 79.2°)