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NGC 6215A - Spiral Galaxy in Ara

NGC 6215A is a Spiral Galaxy in the Ara constellation. NGC 6215A is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 6215A
Galaxy
Ara
  • NGC 6215A is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.23, NGC 6215A is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 6215A

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6215A 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).

14.23
11.38
10.63
10.24

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

The surface brightess reported below is an indication of the brightness per unit of angular area of NGC 6215A.

23.66 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 6215A

The following table reports NGC 6215A apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6215A is a visual representation of it.
1.96 arcmin
0.64 arcmin
11°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6215A

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6215A 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 6215A - Spiral Galaxy in Ara star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6215A in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.96 arcmin) and minor (0.64 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 6215A - Spiral Galaxy in Ara morphological classification

NGC 6215A - Spiral Galaxy in Ara is classified as Spiral (SAb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 6215A - Spiral Galaxy in Ara in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 6215A - Spiral Galaxy in Ara
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 6215A - Spiral Galaxy in Ara, Spiral (SAb).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6215A

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6215A are provided in the following table:

16h 52m 59s
-58° 56’ 53”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6215A 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 6215A - Spiral Galaxy in Ara star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6215A - Spiral Galaxy in Ara.

Finder chart NGC 6215A - Spiral Galaxy in Ara star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6215A - Spiral Galaxy in Ara.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6215A from your location

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

NGC 6215A - Spiral Galaxy in Ara is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]