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NGC 6768 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Australis

NGC 6768 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Corona Australis constellation. NGC 6768 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 6768
Galaxy
Corona Australis
  • NGC 6768 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 13.5, NGC 6768 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
Available Resources for NGC 6768 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Australis

Photometric information of NGC 6768

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6768 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).

13.5
9.83
9.11
8.82

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 6768.

23.06 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 6768

The following table reports NGC 6768 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6768 is a visual representation of it.
1.26 arcmin
1 arcmin
36°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6768

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6768 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 6768 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Australis star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6768 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.26 arcmin) and minor (1 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 6768 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Australis morphological classification

NGC 6768 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Australis 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 6768 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Australis in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 6768 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Australis
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 6768 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Australis, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6768

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6768 are provided in the following table:

19h 16m 32s
-40° 12’ 33”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6768 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 6768 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Australis star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6768 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Australis.

Finder chart NGC 6768 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Australis star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6768 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Australis.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6768 from your location

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

NGC 6768 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Australis is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]