NGC 7008 - Planetary Nebula in Cygnus
NGC 7008 is a Planetary Nebula in the Cygnus constellation. NGC 7008 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.
See also NGC 7008 rise and set times.
Given its visual magnitude of 10.7, NGC 7008 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.
Photometric information of NGC 7008
The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 7008 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.
Apparent size of NGC 7008The following table reports NGC 7008 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 7008 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 7008
The image below is a photograph of NGC 7008 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 7008
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 7008 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 7008 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 7008 from your location
NGC 7008 - Planetary Nebula in Cygnus is circumpolar and transits at 16:19 UTC (altitude: 86.9°)