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NGC 6680 - Galaxy in Hercules

Altitude: 38.5°   Azimuth: 102.7°   Direction: East-South-East

NGC 6680 is a Galaxy in the Hercules constellation. NGC 6680 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

NGC 6680

NGC 6680 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 38.5°
Azimuth: 102.7°
Direction: East-South-East

See also NGC 6680 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.4, NGC 6680 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 6680 - Galaxy in Hercules

Photometric information of NGC 6680

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6680 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 6680.

23.15 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 6680

The following table reports NGC 6680 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6680 is a visual representation of it.
0.63 arcmin
0.41 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6680

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6680 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 6680 - Galaxy in Hercules star
DSS2 image of NGC 6680 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.63 arcmin) and minor (0.41 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6680

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6680 are provided in the following table:

18h 39m 43s
+22° 18’ 59”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6680 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 6680 - Galaxy in Hercules star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6680 - Galaxy in Hercules.

Finder chart NGC 6680 - Galaxy in Hercules star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6680 - Galaxy in Hercules.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6680 from your location

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

Today's NGC 6680 - Galaxy in Hercules rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 67.7°
Max altitude: 60.8°
Azimuth: 292.3°