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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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NGC 6369 (Little Ghost Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Ophiuchus

Below the horizon.  Rise: 20:46 | Tran: 0:30 | Set: 4:19
Altitude: -18.8°   Azimuth: 104.9°   Direction: East-South-East

NGC 6369 is a Planetary Nebula in the Ophiuchus constellation. NGC 6369 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 6369 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 6369 (Little Ghost Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Ophiuchus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6369 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.63 arcmin) and minor (0.63 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 6369

NGC 6369
Planetary Nebula
Ophiuchus

NGC 6369 is below the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: -18.8°
Azimuth: 104.9°
Direction: East-South-East

See also NGC 6369 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 11.4, NGC 6369 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 6369 (Little Ghost Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Ophiuchus

Photometric information of NGC 6369

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6369 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).

12.9
11.4
12.45
11.87
11.48

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

Apparent size of NGC 6369

The following table reports NGC 6369 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6369 is a visual representation of it.
0.63 arcmin
0.63 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6369

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6369 are provided in the following table:

17h 29m 21s
-23° 45’ 33”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6369 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 6369 (Little Ghost Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Ophiuchus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6369 (Little Ghost Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Ophiuchus.

Finder chart NGC 6369 (Little Ghost Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Ophiuchus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6369 (Little Ghost Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Ophiuchus.

Rise and set times of NGC 6369 from your location

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

Today's NGC 6369 (Little Ghost Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Ophiuchus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 113.8°
Max altitude: 14.8°
Azimuth: 246.2°