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TimezoneEurope/London
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Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:02
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NGC 7686 - Open Cluster in Andromeda

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 24.31°   Az: 39.86°   Direction: North-East

NGC 7686 is a Open Cluster in the Andromeda constellation. NGC 7686 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 5.6, NGC 7686 is easily visible with the help of a small binocular.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 7686 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 7686 - Open Cluster in Andromeda star
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DSS2 image of NGC 7686 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (3.6 arcmin) and minor (3.6 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

23h 31m 17s
+49° 16’ 10”
16h 14m 06s
15h 45m 24s

J2000

23h 30m 06s
+49° 08’ 02”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 7686 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 7686 - Open Cluster in Andromeda star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 7686 - Open Cluster in Andromeda.

Finder chart NGC 7686 - Open Cluster in Andromeda star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 7686 - Open Cluster in Andromeda.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 7686 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).

6.79
5.6

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

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 7686 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 7686 is a visual representation of it.
3.6 arcmin
3.6 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

NGC 7686 - Open Cluster in Andromeda is circumpolar and transits at 03:33 UTC (altitude: 87.8°)