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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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NGC 6888 (Crescent Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Cygnus

Above the horizon.  Rise: 14:11 | Tran: 1:46 | Set: 13:17
Altitude: 40.1°   Azimuth: 284.1°   Direction: West-North-West

NGC 6888 is a HII Ionized region in the Cygnus constellation. NGC 6888 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 7.44, NGC 6888 is visible with the help of a small binocular.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6888 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 0.6667x0.6667 degrees (40.00x40.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 6888 (Crescent Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Cygnus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6888 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (20 arcmin) and minor (10 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Apparent Coordinates

20h 13m 00s
+38° 25’ 46”

J2000 Coordinates

20h 12m 06s
+38° 21’ 17”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6888 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 6888 (Crescent Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Cygnus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6888 (Crescent Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Cygnus.

Finder chart NGC 6888 (Crescent Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Cygnus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6888 (Crescent Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Cygnus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6888 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).

7.44

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 6888 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6888 is a visual representation of it.
20 arcmin
10 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's NGC 6888 (Crescent Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Cygnus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 51.6°
Max altitude: 76.9°
Azimuth: 308.4°