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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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NGC 6982 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -67.8°   Azimuth: 254.7°   Direction: West-South-West

NGC 6982 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Indus constellation. NGC 6982 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6982 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 6982 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6982 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1 arcmin) and minor (0.49 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 6982

NGC 6982
Galaxy
Indus

NGC 6982 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -67.8°
Azimuth: 254.7°
Direction: West-South-West

See also NGC 6982 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 13.92, NGC 6982 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 6982 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus

Photometric information of NGC 6982

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6982 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).

14.25
13.92
11.73
10.98
10.77

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 6982.

22.86 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 6982

The following table reports NGC 6982 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6982 is a visual representation of it.
1 arcmin
0.49 arcmin
66°

NGC 6982 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus morphological classification

NGC 6982 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus is classified as Barred Spiral (Ba) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 6982 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 6982 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 6982 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus, Barred Spiral (Ba).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6982

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6982 are provided in the following table:

20h 57m 17s
-51° 51’ 43”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6982 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 6982 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6982 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus.

Finder chart NGC 6982 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6982 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus.

Rise and set times of NGC 6982 from your location

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

NGC 6982 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom