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NGC 6993 - Galaxy

NGC 6993 is a Galaxy in the Capricornus constellation. NGC 6993 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 6993
  • NGC 6993 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 13.82, NGC 6993 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 6993

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 6993 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 6993.

23.11 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 6993

The following table reports NGC 6993 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 6993 is a visual representation of it.
1.47 arcmin
1.17 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 6993

The image below is a photograph of NGC 6993 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 6993 -  Galaxy star
DSS2 image of NGC 6993 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.47 arcmin) and minor (1.17 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 6993 - Galaxy morphological classification

NGC 6993 - Galaxy is classified as according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 6993 - Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 6993 - Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 6993 - Galaxy, .
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 6993

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 6993 are provided in the following table:

20h 53m 53s
-25° 28’ 21”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 6993 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 6993 -  Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6993 - Galaxy.

Finder chart NGC 6993 -  Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 6993 - Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of NGC 6993 from your location

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

Today's NGC 6993 - Galaxy rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 115.5°
Max altitude: 13.0°
Azimuth: 244.5°
NGC 6993 - Galaxy is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom