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NGC 6258 - Elliptical Galaxy

NGC 6258 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Draco constellation. NGC 6258 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 6258
Galaxy
Draco
  • NGC 6258 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 80° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.5, NGC 6258 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 6258

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6258 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).

14.5
11.69
11.26
10.69

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 6258.

23.03 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 6258

The following table reports NGC 6258 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6258 is a visual representation of it.
0.87 arcmin
0.67 arcmin
65°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6258

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6258 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 6258 - Elliptical Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6258 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.87 arcmin) and minor (0.67 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 6258 - Elliptical Galaxy morphological classification

NGC 6258 - Elliptical Galaxy is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 6258 - Elliptical Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 6258 - Elliptical Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 6258 - Elliptical Galaxy, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6258

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6258 are provided in the following table:

16h 52m 29s
+60° 30’ 52”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6258 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 6258 - Elliptical Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6258 - Elliptical Galaxy.

Finder chart NGC 6258 - Elliptical Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6258 - Elliptical Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6258 from your location

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

NGC 6258 - Elliptical Galaxy is circumpolar and transits at 19:29 UTC (altitude: 81.0°)