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TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:11 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:00
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NGC 7293 (Helix Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Aquarius

Below the horizon.  Rise: 23:20 | Tran: 3:29 | Set: 7:34
Alt: -16.55°   Az: 257.35°   Direction: West-South-West

NGC 7293 is a Planetary Nebula in the Aquarius constellation. NGC 7293 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. Given its visual magnitude of 7.3, NGC 7293 is visible with the help of a small binocular.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 7293 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 0.5443x0.5443 degrees (32.66x32.66 arcmins).

Image of NGC 7293 (Helix Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Aquarius star
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DSS2 image of NGC 7293 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (16.33 arcmin) and minor (16.33 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

22h 30m 59s
-20° 42’ 39”
06h 03m 13s
04h 34m 12s

J2000

22h 29m 39s
-20° 50’ 13”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 7293 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 7293 (Helix Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Aquarius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 7293 (Helix Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Aquarius.

Finder chart NGC 7293 (Helix Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Aquarius star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 7293 (Helix Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Aquarius.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 7293 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).

7.5
7.3
14.33
14.49
14.55

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 7293 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 7293 is a visual representation of it.
16.33 arcmin
16.33 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's NGC 7293 (Helix Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Aquarius rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 110.7°
Max altitude: 17.8°
Azimuth: 249.3°