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NGC 6702 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lyra

NGC 6702 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Lyra constellation. NGC 6702 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 6702
Galaxy
Lyra
  • NGC 6702 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 74° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 13.05, NGC 6702 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 6702

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6702 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).

14.73
13.05
10.16
9.41
9.18

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 6702.

23.19 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 6702

The following table reports NGC 6702 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6702 is a visual representation of it.
1.64 arcmin
1.42 arcmin
58°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6702

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6702 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 6702 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lyra star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6702 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.64 arcmin) and minor (1.42 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 6702 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lyra morphological classification

NGC 6702 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lyra 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 6702 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lyra in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 6702 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lyra
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 6702 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lyra, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6702

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6702 are provided in the following table:

18h 46m 58s
+45° 42’ 20”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6702 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 6702 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lyra star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6702 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lyra.

Finder chart NGC 6702 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lyra star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6702 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lyra.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6702 from your location

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

NGC 6702 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lyra is circumpolar and transits at 21:52 UTC (altitude: 84.2°)