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NGC 6852 - Planetary Nebula in Aquila

Altitude: -31.9°   Azimuth: 326.9°   Direction: North-North-West

NGC 6852 is a Planetary Nebula in the Aquila constellation. NGC 6852 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.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6852 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 6852 - Planetary Nebula in Aquila star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6852 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.47 arcmin) and minor (0.47 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 6852

NGC 6852
Planetary Nebula
Aquila

NGC 6852 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -31.9°
Azimuth: 326.9°
Direction: North-North-West

See also NGC 6852 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 12.6, NGC 6852 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 6852 - Planetary Nebula in Aquila

Photometric information of NGC 6852

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6852 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).

12.8
12.6

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

Apparent size of NGC 6852

The following table reports NGC 6852 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6852 is a visual representation of it.
0.47 arcmin
0.47 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6852

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6852 are provided in the following table:

20h 00m 38s
+01° 43’ 41”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6852 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 6852 - Planetary Nebula in Aquila star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6852 - Planetary Nebula in Aquila.

Finder chart NGC 6852 - Planetary Nebula in Aquila star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6852 - Planetary Nebula in Aquila.

Rise and set times of NGC 6852 from your location

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

Today's NGC 6852 - Planetary Nebula in Aquila rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 88.3°
Max altitude: 40.2°
Azimuth: 271.7°