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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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NGC 6562 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 41.5°   Azimuth: 312.2°   Direction: North-West

NGC 6562 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Draco constellation. NGC 6562 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 6562 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 6562 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6562 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1 arcmin) and minor (0.95 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 6562

NGC 6562
Galaxy
Draco

NGC 6562 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: 41.5°
Azimuth: 312.2°
Direction: North-West

See also NGC 6562 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.7, NGC 6562 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 6562 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco

Photometric information of NGC 6562

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6562 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).

14.7
11.22
10.51
10.26

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 6562.

23.59 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 6562

The following table reports NGC 6562 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6562 is a visual representation of it.
1 arcmin
0.95 arcmin
60°

NGC 6562 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco morphological classification

NGC 6562 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 6562 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 6562 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 6562 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6562

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6562 are provided in the following table:

18h 05m 00s
+56° 15’ 47”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6562 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 6562 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6562 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco.

Finder chart NGC 6562 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6562 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco.

Rise and set times of NGC 6562 from your location

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

NGC 6562 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco is circumpolar and transits at 00:02 UTC (altitude: 85.2°)