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NGC 6164 - Nebula in Ara

Altitude: -11.4°   Azimuth: 194.9°   Direction: South-South-West

NGC 6164 is a Nebula in the Ara constellation. NGC 6164 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

NGC 6164

NGC 6164 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -11.4°
Azimuth: 194.9°
Direction: South-South-West

See also NGC 6164 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 6.71, NGC 6164 is visible with the help of a small binocular.

Available Resources for NGC 6164 - Nebula in Ara

Photometric information of NGC 6164

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6164 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.

Apparent size of NGC 6164

The following table reports NGC 6164 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6164 is a visual representation of it.
1.41 arcmin
0.6 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6164

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6164 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 6164 - Nebula in Ara star
DSS2 image of NGC 6164 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.41 arcmin) and minor (0.6 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6164

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6164 are provided in the following table:

16h 33m 42s
-48° 04’ 47”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6164 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 6164 - Nebula in Ara star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6164 - Nebula in Ara.

Finder chart NGC 6164 - Nebula in Ara star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6164 - Nebula in Ara.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6164 from your location

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

NGC 6164 - Nebula in Ara is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt