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public LocationGreenwich, UK
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Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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NGC 6612 - Galaxy in Lyra

Above the horizon.  Rise: 14:36 | Tran: 1:01 | Set: 11:23
Altitude: 23.3°   Azimuth: 299.2°   Direction: West-North-West

NGC 6612 is a Galaxy in the Lyra constellation. NGC 6612 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 6612 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 6612 - Galaxy in Lyra star
DSS2 image of NGC 6612 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.02 arcmin) and minor (0.66 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 6612

NGC 6612

NGC 6612 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: 23.3°
Azimuth: 299.2°
Direction: West-North-West

See also NGC 6612 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.6, NGC 6612 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for NGC 6612 - Galaxy in Lyra

Photometric information of NGC 6612

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6612 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).


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 6612.

24.14 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 6612

The following table reports NGC 6612 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6612 is a visual representation of it.
1.02 arcmin
0.66 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6612

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6612 are provided in the following table:

18h 16m 10s
+36° 04’ 42”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6612 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 6612 - Galaxy in Lyra star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6612 - Galaxy in Lyra.

Finder chart NGC 6612 - Galaxy in Lyra star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6612 - Galaxy in Lyra.

Rise and set times of NGC 6612 from your location

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

Today's NGC 6612 - Galaxy in Lyra rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 53.9°
Max altitude: 74.6°
Azimuth: 306.1°