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NGC 6443 - Spiral Galaxy in Hercules

Altitude: 11.2°   Azimuth: 345.8°   Direction: North-North-West

NGC 6443 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Hercules constellation. NGC 6443 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 6443
Galaxy
Hercules

NGC 6443 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 11.2°
Azimuth: 345.8°
Direction: North-North-West

See also NGC 6443 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.8, NGC 6443 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 6443 - Spiral Galaxy in Hercules

Photometric information of NGC 6443

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6443 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).

14.8
11.43
10.74
10.42

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 6443.

23.25 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 6443

The following table reports NGC 6443 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6443 is a visual representation of it.
1.13 arcmin
0.5 arcmin
127°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6443

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6443 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 6443 - Spiral Galaxy in Hercules star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6443 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.13 arcmin) and minor (0.5 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 6443 - Spiral Galaxy in Hercules morphological classification

NGC 6443 - Spiral Galaxy in Hercules is classified as Spiral (SAab) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 6443 - Spiral Galaxy in Hercules in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 6443 - Spiral Galaxy in Hercules
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 6443 - Spiral Galaxy in Hercules, Spiral (SAab).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6443

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6443 are provided in the following table:

17h 44m 34s
+48° 06’ 50”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6443 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 6443 - Spiral Galaxy in Hercules star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6443 - Spiral Galaxy in Hercules.

Finder chart NGC 6443 - Spiral Galaxy in Hercules star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6443 - Spiral Galaxy in Hercules.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6443 from your location

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

NGC 6443 - Spiral Galaxy in Hercules is circumpolar and transits at 13:15 UTC (altitude: 86.6°)