NGC 6778 - Planetary Nebula in Aquila
NGC 6778 is a Planetary Nebula in the Aquila constellation. NGC 6778 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 6778 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 19° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
- Given its visual magnitude of 12.3, NGC 6778 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
Photometric information of NGC 6778
The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6778 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.
Apparent size of NGC 6778The following table reports NGC 6778 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6778 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6778
The image below is a photograph of NGC 6778 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).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6778
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6778 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6778 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of NGC 6778 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's NGC 6778 - Planetary Nebula in Aquila rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):