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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:42  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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NGC 6471 - Galaxy Pair in Draco

Altitude: 39.1°   Azimuth: 26.9°   Direction: North-North-East

NGC 6471 is a Galaxy Pair in the Draco constellation. NGC 6471 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6471 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 6471 - Galaxy Pair in Draco star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6471 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.2 arcmin) and minor (1.2 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 6471

NGC 6471
Galaxy Pair
Draco

NGC 6471 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 39.1°
Azimuth: 26.9°
Direction: North-North-East

See also NGC 6471 rise and set times.

Available Resources for NGC 6471 - Galaxy Pair in Draco

Apparent size of NGC 6471

The following table reports NGC 6471 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6471 is a visual representation of it.
1.2 arcmin
1.2 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6471

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6471 are provided in the following table:

17h 44m 16s
+67° 35’ 30”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6471 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 6471 - Galaxy Pair in Draco star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6471 - Galaxy Pair in Draco.

Finder chart NGC 6471 - Galaxy Pair in Draco star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6471 - Galaxy Pair in Draco.

Rise and set times of NGC 6471 from your location

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

NGC 6471 - Galaxy Pair in Draco is circumpolar and transits at 07:02 UTC (altitude: 73.9°)