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NGC 6742 - Planetary Nebula

NGC 6742 is a Planetary Nebula in the Draco constellation. NGC 6742 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 6742
Planetary Nebula
Draco
  • NGC 6742 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 12° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 13.4, NGC 6742 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 6742

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6742 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).

15
13.4

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

Apparent size of NGC 6742

The following table reports NGC 6742 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6742 is a visual representation of it.
0.45 arcmin
0.45 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6742

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6742 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 6742 - Planetary Nebula star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6742 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.45 arcmin) and minor (0.45 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6742

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6742 are provided in the following table:

18h 59m 20s
+48° 27’ 55”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6742 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 6742 - Planetary Nebula star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6742 - Planetary Nebula.

Finder chart NGC 6742 - Planetary Nebula star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6742 - Planetary Nebula.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6742 from your location

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

NGC 6742 - Planetary Nebula is circumpolar and transits at 21:36 UTC (altitude: 87.0°)