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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:34
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NGC 6903 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus

Altitude: 10.6°   Azimuth: 219.2°   Direction: South-West

NGC 6903 is a Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in the Capricornus constellation. NGC 6903 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 6903 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 6903 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6903 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.24 arcmin) and minor (2.04 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 6903

NGC 6903
Galaxy
Capricornus

NGC 6903 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 10.6°
Azimuth: 219.2°
Direction: South-West

See also NGC 6903 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 12.91, NGC 6903 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 6903 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus

Photometric information of NGC 6903

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6903 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).

12.91
9.24
8.6
8.33

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 6903.

23.4 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 6903

The following table reports NGC 6903 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6903 is a visual representation of it.
2.24 arcmin
2.04 arcmin
145°

NGC 6903 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus morphological classification

NGC 6903 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus is classified as Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 6903 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 6903 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 6903 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus, Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6903

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6903 are provided in the following table:

20h 23m 44s
-19° 19’ 32”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6903 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 6903 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6903 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus.

Finder chart NGC 6903 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6903 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus.

Rise and set times of NGC 6903 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 6903 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus 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: 109.3°
Max altitude: 19.2°
Azimuth: 250.7°