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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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NGC 6826 (Blinking Planetary) - Planetary Nebula in Cygnus

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 64.72°   Az: 284.17°   Direction: West-North-West

NGC 6826 is a Planetary Nebula in the Cygnus constellation. NGC 6826 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 9.44, NGC 6826 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 60-70mm aperture or a small telescope.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6826 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 6826 (Blinking Planetary) - Planetary Nebula in Cygnus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6826 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.42 arcmin) and minor (0.42 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

19h 45m 27s
+50° 35’ 07”
02h 42m 46s
22h 28m 14s

J2000

19h 44m 48s
+50° 31’ 30”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6826 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 6826 (Blinking Planetary) - Planetary Nebula in Cygnus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6826 (Blinking Planetary) - Planetary Nebula in Cygnus.

Finder chart NGC 6826 (Blinking Planetary) - Planetary Nebula in Cygnus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6826 (Blinking Planetary) - Planetary Nebula in Cygnus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6826 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).

10.02
9.44
9.57
9.6
8.9

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 6826 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6826 is a visual representation of it.
0.42 arcmin
0.42 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

NGC 6826 (Blinking Planetary) - Planetary Nebula in Cygnus is circumpolar and transits at 23:52 UTC (altitude: 89.1°)