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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:59 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:08
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NGC 6963 - Double Star in Aquarius

Below the horizon.  Rise: 20:13 | Tran: 2:18 | Set: 8:19
Alt: -36.44°   Az: 18.46°   Direction: North-North-East

NGC 6963 is a Double Star in the Aquarius constellation. NGC 6963 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 15.2, NGC 6963 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6963 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 6963 - Double Star in Aquarius star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6963 in the Red band.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

20h 48m 34s
+00° 36’ 07”
12h 59m 02s

J2000

20h 47m 18s
+00° 30’ 38”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6963 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 6963 - Double Star in Aquarius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6963 - Double Star in Aquarius.

Finder chart NGC 6963 - Double Star in Aquarius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6963 - Double Star in Aquarius.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6963 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).

15.2
12.66
12.16
12.04

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

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's NGC 6963 - Double Star in Aquarius rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 89.4°
Max altitude: 39.1°
Azimuth: 270.6°