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NGC 6879 - Planetary Nebula in Sagitta

NGC 6879 is a Planetary Nebula in the Sagitta constellation. NGC 6879 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.

NGC 6879
Planetary Nebula
Sagitta
  • NGC 6879 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 12.5, NGC 6879 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 6879

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6879 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
12.5
12.8
12.53
12.18

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

Apparent size of NGC 6879

The following table reports NGC 6879 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6879 is a visual representation of it.
0.08 arcmin
0.08 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6879

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6879 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 6879 - Planetary Nebula in Sagitta star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6879 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.08 arcmin) and minor (0.08 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6879

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6879 are provided in the following table:

20h 10m 27s
+16° 55’ 22”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6879 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 6879 - Planetary Nebula in Sagitta star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6879 - Planetary Nebula in Sagitta.

Finder chart NGC 6879 - Planetary Nebula in Sagitta star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6879 - Planetary Nebula in Sagitta.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6879 from your location

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

Today's NGC 6879 - Planetary Nebula in Sagitta rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 73.1°
Max altitude: 55.4°
Azimuth: 286.9°
NGC 6879 - Planetary Nebula in Sagitta is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom