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NGC 6942 - Lenticular Galaxy

NGC 6942 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Indus constellation. NGC 6942 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 6942
Galaxy
Indus
  • NGC 6942 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 12.1, NGC 6942 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 6942

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6942 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).

12.87
12.1
9.67
8.99
8.72

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 6942.

23.41 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 6942

The following table reports NGC 6942 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6942 is a visual representation of it.
2.24 arcmin
1.71 arcmin
134°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6942

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6942 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 6942 - Lenticular Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6942 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.24 arcmin) and minor (1.71 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 6942 - Lenticular Galaxy morphological classification

NGC 6942 - Lenticular Galaxy is classified as Lenticular (S0-Aa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 6942 - Lenticular Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 6942 - Lenticular Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 6942 - Lenticular Galaxy, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6942

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6942 are provided in the following table:

20h 40m 37s
-54° 18’ 11”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6942 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 6942 - Lenticular Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6942 - Lenticular Galaxy.

Finder chart NGC 6942 - Lenticular Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6942 - Lenticular Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6942 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

NGC 6942 - Lenticular Galaxy is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]