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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:57 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:10
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NGC 6563 - Planetary Nebula in Sagittarius

Above the horizon.  Rise: 21:37 | Tran: 23:46 | Set: 2:00
Altitude: 0.4°   Azimuth: 154.7°   Direction: South-South-East

NGC 6563 is a Planetary Nebula in the Sagittarius constellation. NGC 6563 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 11, NGC 6563 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6563 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 6563 - Planetary Nebula in Sagittarius star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6563 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.79 arcmin) and minor (0.79 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Apparent Coordinates

18h 13m 40s
-33° 51’ 38”

J2000 Coordinates

18h 12m 02s
-33° 52’ 05”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6563 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 6563 - Planetary Nebula in Sagittarius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6563 - Planetary Nebula in Sagittarius.

Finder chart NGC 6563 - Planetary Nebula in Sagittarius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6563 - Planetary Nebula in Sagittarius.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6563 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).

13.8
11

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 6563 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6563 is a visual representation of it.
0.79 arcmin
0.79 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's NGC 6563 - Planetary Nebula in Sagittarius rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 123.9°
Max altitude: 4.7°
Azimuth: 236.1°