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SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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NGC 6393 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco

Altitude: 81.1°   Azimuth: 336.9°   Direction: North-North-West

NGC 6393 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Draco constellation. NGC 6393 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6393 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 6393 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6393 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.43 arcmin) and minor (0.4 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 6393

NGC 6393
Galaxy
Draco

NGC 6393 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 81.1°
Azimuth: 336.9°
Direction: North-North-West

See also NGC 6393 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.9, NGC 6393 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for NGC 6393 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco

Photometric information of NGC 6393

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6393 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).

15.9
16.21

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 6393.

22.9 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 6393

The following table reports NGC 6393 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6393 is a visual representation of it.
0.43 arcmin
0.4 arcmin
126°

NGC 6393 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco morphological classification

NGC 6393 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco is classified as Spiral (SAbc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 6393 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 6393 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 6393 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco, Spiral (SAbc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6393

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6393 are provided in the following table:

17h 30m 07s
+59° 31’ 54”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6393 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 6393 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6393 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco.

Finder chart NGC 6393 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6393 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco.

Rise and set times of NGC 6393 from your location

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

NGC 6393 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco is circumpolar and transits at 06:36 UTC (altitude: 81.9°)