NGC 7293 (Helix Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Aquarius
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.
See also NGC 7293 rise and set times.
Given its visual magnitude of 7.3, NGC 7293 is visible with the help of a small binocular.
Photometric information of NGC 7293
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).
For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.
Apparent size of NGC 7293The 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.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 7293
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 0.54433333333333x0.54433333333333 degrees (32.66x32.66 arcmins).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 7293
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 7293 are provided in the following table:
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°.
Rise ans set times of NGC 7293 from your location
Today's NGC 7293 (Helix Nebula) - Planetary Nebula in Aquarius rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):