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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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NGC 6907 - Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus

Above the horizon.  Rise: 23:33 | Tran: 3:14 | Set: 6:50
Altitude: 2.9°   Azimuth: 137.6°   Direction: South-East

NGC 6907 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Capricornus constellation. NGC 6907 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 6907 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 6907 - Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6907 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (3.33 arcmin) and minor (2.68 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 6907

NGC 6907
Galaxy
Capricornus

NGC 6907 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: 2.9°
Azimuth: 137.6°
Direction: South-East

See also NGC 6907 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 11.3, NGC 6907 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 6907 - Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus

Photometric information of NGC 6907

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6907 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).

11.91
11.3

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 6907.

23.09 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 6907

The following table reports NGC 6907 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6907 is a visual representation of it.
3.33 arcmin
2.68 arcmin
67°

NGC 6907 - Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus morphological classification

NGC 6907 - Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus is classified as Spiral (SAbc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 6907 - Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 6907 - Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 6907 - Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus, Spiral (SAbc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6907

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6907 are provided in the following table:

20h 25m 06s
-24° 48’ 33”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6907 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 6907 - Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6907 - Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus.

Finder chart NGC 6907 - Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6907 - Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus.

Rise and set times of NGC 6907 from your location

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

Today's NGC 6907 - Spiral Galaxy in Capricornus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 114.8°
Max altitude: 13.7°
Azimuth: 245.2°