NGC 6908 - Lenticular Galaxy in Capricornus
NGC 6908 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Capricornus constellation. NGC 6908 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 6908 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom . See also rise and set times.
- Given its B magnitude of 12.31, NGC 6908 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
Photometric information of NGC 6908
The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6908 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).
For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.
Apparent size of NGC 6908The following table reports NGC 6908 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6908 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6908
The image below is a photograph of NGC 6908 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).
NGC 6908 - Lenticular Galaxy in Capricornus morphological classification
NGC 6908 - Lenticular Galaxy in Capricornus is classified as Lenticular (S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 6908 - Lenticular Galaxy in Capricornus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6908
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6908 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6908 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of NGC 6908 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's NGC 6908 - Lenticular Galaxy in Capricornus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):