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NGC 6302 (Bug Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Scorpius

NGC 6302 is a Planetary Nebula in the Scorpius constellation. NGC 6302 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 6302
Planetary Nebula
Scorpius
  • NGC 6302 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 9.6, NGC 6302 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.
Available Resources for NGC 6302 (Bug Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Scorpius

Photometric information of NGC 6302

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6302 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).

12.8
9.6

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

Apparent size of NGC 6302

The following table reports NGC 6302 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6302 is a visual representation of it.
0.74 arcmin
0.74 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6302

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6302 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 6302 (Bug Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Scorpius star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6302 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.74 arcmin) and minor (0.74 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6302

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6302 are provided in the following table:

17h 13m 45s
-37° 06’ 11”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6302 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 6302 (Bug Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6302 (Bug Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Scorpius.

Finder chart NGC 6302 (Bug Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Scorpius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6302 (Bug Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Scorpius.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6302 from your location

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

Today's NGC 6302 (Bug Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Scorpius rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 127.1°
Max altitude: 1.4°
Azimuth: 232.9°
NGC 6302 (Bug Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Scorpius is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom