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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:10 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:02
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NGC 6908 - Lenticular Galaxy in Capricornus

Below the horizon.  Rise: 21:48 | Tran: 1:29 | Set: 5:06
Alt: -9.19°   Az: 118.48°   Direction: East-South-East

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. 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.

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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 6908 - Lenticular Galaxy in Capricornus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6908 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.63 arcmin) and minor (1.16 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

20h 26m 36s
-24° 43’ 11”
19h 08m 51s
15h 35m 27s

J2000

20h 25m 09s
-24° 48’ 03”

Finder Chart

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°.

Finder chart NGC 6908 - Lenticular Galaxy in Capricornus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6908 - Lenticular Galaxy in Capricornus.

Finder chart NGC 6908 - Lenticular Galaxy in Capricornus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6908 - Lenticular Galaxy in Capricornus.

Photometric Information

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).

12.31
9.34
8.69
8.37

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

Apparent Size

The 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.
2.63 arcmin
1.16 arcmin
80°

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.

NGC 6908 - Lenticular Galaxy in Capricornus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 6908 - Lenticular Galaxy in Capricornus, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's NGC 6908 - Lenticular Galaxy in Capricornus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 114.7°
Max altitude: 13.8°
Azimuth: 245.3°