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NGC 6246A - Spiral Galaxy

NGC 6246A is a Spiral Galaxy in the Draco constellation. NGC 6246A is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 6246A
Galaxy
Draco
  • NGC 6246A is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 24° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.7, NGC 6246A is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 6246A

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6246A 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).

14.7
11.28
10.82
10.44

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 6246A.

24.29 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 6246A

The following table reports NGC 6246A apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6246A is a visual representation of it.
2.17 arcmin
1.28 arcmin
164°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6246A

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6246A 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 6246A - Spiral Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6246A in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.17 arcmin) and minor (1.28 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 6246A - Spiral Galaxy morphological classification

NGC 6246A - Spiral Galaxy is classified as Spiral (SAc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 6246A - Spiral Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 6246A - Spiral Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 6246A - Spiral Galaxy, Spiral (SAc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6246A

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6246A are provided in the following table:

16h 50m 13s
+55° 23’ 04”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6246A 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 6246A - Spiral Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6246A - Spiral Galaxy.

Finder chart NGC 6246A - Spiral Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6246A - Spiral Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6246A from your location

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

NGC 6246A - Spiral Galaxy is circumpolar and transits at 19:27 UTC (altitude: 86.1°)