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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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NGC 6296 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Ophiuchus

Above the horizon.  Rise: 17:56 | Tran: 0:14 | Set: 6:35
Altitude: 23.6°   Azimuth: 244.6°   Direction: West-South-West

NGC 6296 is a Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in the Ophiuchus constellation. NGC 6296 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6296 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 6296 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Ophiuchus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6296 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.89 arcmin) and minor (0.7 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 6296

NGC 6296
Galaxy
Ophiuchus

NGC 6296 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: 23.6°
Azimuth: 244.6°
Direction: West-South-West

See also NGC 6296 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.2, NGC 6296 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 6296 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Ophiuchus

Photometric information of NGC 6296

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6296 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).

14.2
11.37
10.58
10.27

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 6296.

22.46 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 6296

The following table reports NGC 6296 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6296 is a visual representation of it.
0.89 arcmin
0.7 arcmin
124°

NGC 6296 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Ophiuchus morphological classification

NGC 6296 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Ophiuchus is classified as Intermediate Spiral (SABb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 6296 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Ophiuchus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 6296 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Ophiuchus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 6296 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Ophiuchus, Intermediate Spiral (SABb).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6296

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6296 are provided in the following table:

17h 08m 44s
+03° 53’ 38”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6296 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 6296 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Ophiuchus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6296 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Ophiuchus.

Finder chart NGC 6296 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Ophiuchus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6296 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Ophiuchus.

Rise and set times of NGC 6296 from your location

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

Today's NGC 6296 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Ophiuchus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 86.1°
Max altitude: 42.4°
Azimuth: 273.9°