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NGC 6870 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium

NGC 6870 is a Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in the Telescopium constellation. NGC 6870 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 6870
Galaxy
Telescopium
  • NGC 6870 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 11.76, NGC 6870 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 6870

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6870 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).

13.17
11.76
9.88
9.19
8.95

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 6870.

23.41 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 6870

The following table reports NGC 6870 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6870 is a visual representation of it.
2.56 arcmin
1.08 arcmin
86°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6870

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6870 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 6870 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6870 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.56 arcmin) and minor (1.08 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 6870 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium morphological classification

NGC 6870 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium is classified as Intermediate Spiral (SABa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 6870 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 6870 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 6870 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium, Intermediate Spiral (SABa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6870

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6870 are provided in the following table:

20h 10m 10s
-48° 17’ 13”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6870 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 6870 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6870 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium.

Finder chart NGC 6870 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6870 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6870 from your location

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

NGC 6870 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Telescopium is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]