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NGC 6743 - Open Cluster in Lyra

NGC 6743 is a Open Cluster in the Lyra constellation. NGC 6743 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 6743
Open Cluster
Lyra
  • NGC 6743 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 55° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 8.2, NGC 6743 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 40-50mm aperture or a small telescope.
Available Resources for NGC 6743 - Open Cluster in Lyra

Photometric information of NGC 6743

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6743 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).

8.2

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

Apparent size of NGC 6743

The following table reports NGC 6743 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6743 is a visual representation of it.
6.9 arcmin
6.9 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6743

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6743 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 6743 - Open Cluster in Lyra star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6743 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (6.9 arcmin) and minor (6.9 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6743

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6743 are provided in the following table:

19h 01m 21s
+29° 16’ 38”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6743 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 6743 - Open Cluster in Lyra star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6743 - Open Cluster in Lyra.

Finder chart NGC 6743 - Open Cluster in Lyra star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6743 - Open Cluster in Lyra.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6743 from your location

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

Today's NGC 6743 - Open Cluster in Lyra rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 60.7°
Max altitude: 67.8°
Azimuth: 299.3°
NGC 6743 - Open Cluster in Lyra is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom