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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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NGC 6992 - Supernova Remnant in Cygnus

Above the horizon.  Rise: 16:42 | Tran: 2:08 | Set: 11:30
Alt: 66.78°   Az: 141.23°   Direction: South-East

NGC 6992 is a Supernova Remnant in the Cygnus constellation. NGC 6992 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 7, NGC 6992 is visible with the help of a small binocular.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6992 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 2.0000x2.0000 degrees (120.00x120.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 6992 - Supernova Remnant in Cygnus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 6992 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (60 arcmin) and minor (8 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

20h 57m 19s
+31° 50’ 16”
22h 52m 24s
19h 49m 44s

J2000

20h 56m 18s
+31° 44’ 33”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6992 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 6992 - Supernova Remnant in Cygnus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6992 - Supernova Remnant in Cygnus.

Finder chart NGC 6992 - Supernova Remnant in Cygnus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6992 - Supernova Remnant in Cygnus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6992 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).

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 6992 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6992 is a visual representation of it.
60 arcmin
8 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's NGC 6992 - Supernova Remnant in Cygnus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 58.2°
Max altitude: 70.4°
Azimuth: 301.8°