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HCG079 (Seyfert's Sextet) - Group of Galaxies

HCG079 is a Group of Galaxies in the Serpens constellation. HCG079 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.

HCG079
Group of Galaxies
Serpens
  • HCG079 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 57° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
Available Resources for HCG079 (Seyfert's Sextet) - Group of Galaxies

Apparent size of HCG079

The following table reports HCG079 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of HCG079 is a visual representation of it.
2.8 arcmin
2.8 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of HCG079

The image below is a photograph of HCG079 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 HCG079 (Seyfert's Sextet) - Group of Galaxies star
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DSS2 image of HCG079 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.8 arcmin) and minor (2.8 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HCG079

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of HCG079 are provided in the following table:

15h 59m 12s
+20° 45’ 30”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of HCG079 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 HCG079 (Seyfert's Sextet) - Group of Galaxies star
Simplified finder chart for HCG079 (Seyfert's Sextet) - Group of Galaxies.

Finder chart HCG079 (Seyfert's Sextet) - Group of Galaxies star
Simplified finder chart for HCG079 (Seyfert's Sextet) - Group of Galaxies.

Rise ans set times of HCG079 from your location

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

Today's HCG079 (Seyfert's Sextet) - Group of Galaxies rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 69.2°
Max altitude: 59.3°
Azimuth: 290.8°
HCG079 (Seyfert's Sextet) - Group of Galaxies is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom