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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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NGC 1015 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus

Above the horizon.  Rise: 3:30 | Tran: 9:22 | Set: 15:13
Altitude: 9.0°   Azimuth: 103.7°   Direction: East-South-East

NGC 1015 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Cetus constellation. NGC 1015 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.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1015 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 NGC 1015 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1015 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.98 arcmin) and minor (1.68 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 1015

NGC 1015
Galaxy
Cetus

NGC 1015 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: 9.0°
Azimuth: 103.7°
Direction: East-South-East

See also NGC 1015 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 12.8, NGC 1015 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 1015 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus

Photometric information of NGC 1015

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1015 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).

12.8
10.35
9.67
9.35

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

The surface brightess reported below is an indication of the brightness per unit of angular area of NGC 1015.

23.55 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 1015

The following table reports NGC 1015 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1015 is a visual representation of it.
1.98 arcmin
1.68 arcmin
100°

NGC 1015 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus morphological classification

NGC 1015 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus is classified as Spiral (SAa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 1015 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 1015 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 1015 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus, Spiral (SAa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1015

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1015 are provided in the following table:

02h 38m 12s
-01° 19’ 06”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1015 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 1015 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1015 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus.

Finder chart NGC 1015 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1015 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus.

Rise and set times of NGC 1015 from your location

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

Today's NGC 1015 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 91.3°
Max altitude: 37.2°
Azimuth: 268.7°