NGC 6985A - Galaxy in Aquarius
NGC 6985A is a Galaxy in the Aquarius constellation. NGC 6985A 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.
See also NGC 6985A rise and set times.
Given its B magnitude of 18.42, NGC 6985A is visible only through long exposure photography.
Photometric information of NGC 6985A
The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6985A 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.
The surface brightess reported below is an indication of the brightness per unit of angular area of NGC 6985A.
Apparent size of NGC 6985AThe following table reports NGC 6985A apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6985A is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6985A
The image below is a photograph of NGC 6985A 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).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6985A
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6985A are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6985A in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of NGC 6985A from your location
Today's NGC 6985A - Galaxy in Aquarius rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):