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north SunriseRise: 7:50  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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NGC 6783 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cygnus

Altitude: 47.8°   Azimuth: 289.5°   Direction: West-North-West

NGC 6783 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Cygnus constellation. NGC 6783 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 6783
Galaxy
Cygnus

NGC 6783 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 47.8°
Azimuth: 289.5°
Direction: West-North-West

See also NGC 6783 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.4, NGC 6783 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 6783 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cygnus

Photometric information of NGC 6783

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6783 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).

15.4
11.7
11.12
10.77

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

Apparent size of NGC 6783

The following table reports NGC 6783 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6783 is a visual representation of it.
0.66 arcmin
0.62 arcmin
135°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6783

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6783 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 6783 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cygnus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6783 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.66 arcmin) and minor (0.62 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 6783 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cygnus morphological classification

NGC 6783 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cygnus 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 6783 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cygnus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 6783 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cygnus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 6783 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cygnus, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6783

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6783 are provided in the following table:

19h 16m 48s
+46° 01’ 01”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6783 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 6783 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cygnus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6783 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cygnus.

Finder chart NGC 6783 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cygnus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6783 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cygnus.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6783 from your location

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

NGC 6783 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cygnus is circumpolar and transits at 14:08 UTC (altitude: 84.5°)