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NGC 6963 - Double Star in Aquarius

Altitude: 1.6°   Azimuth: 268.8°   Direction: West

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.

NGC 6963
Double Star

NGC 6963 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.6°
Azimuth: 268.8°
Direction: West

See also NGC 6963 rise and set times.

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.

Available Resources for NGC 6963 - Double Star in Aquarius

Photometric information of NGC 6963

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).


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

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6963

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 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins).

Image of NGC 6963 - Double Star in Aquarius star
DSS2 image of NGC 6963 in the Red band.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6963

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6963 are provided in the following table:

20h 47m 18s
+00° 30’ 38”

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.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6963 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 89.5°
Max altitude: 39.0°
Azimuth: 270.5°