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NGC 6861E - Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium

NGC 6861E is a Spiral Galaxy in the Telescopium constellation. NGC 6861E is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 6861E
Galaxy
Telescopium
  • NGC 6861E is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.11, NGC 6861E is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 6861E

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6861E 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).

15.11
12.54
11.89
11.61

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 6861E.

23.84 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 6861E

The following table reports NGC 6861E apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6861E is a visual representation of it.
1.48 arcmin
0.31 arcmin
37°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6861E

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6861E 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 6861E - Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6861E in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.48 arcmin) and minor (0.31 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 6861E - Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium morphological classification

NGC 6861E - Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium is classified as Spiral (SAab) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 6861E - Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 6861E - Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 6861E - Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium, Spiral (SAab).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6861E

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6861E are provided in the following table:

20h 11m 02s
-48° 41’ 26”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6861E 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 6861E - Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6861E - Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium.

Finder chart NGC 6861E - Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6861E - Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6861E from your location

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

NGC 6861E - Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]