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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:12 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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NGC 1023A - Irregular Galaxy in Perseus

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 5.56°   Az: 26.29°   Direction: North-North-East

NGC 1023A is a Irregular Galaxy in the Perseus constellation. NGC 1023A is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1023A 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 1023A - Irregular Galaxy in Perseus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1023A in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.3 arcmin) and minor (0.65 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

02h 42m 10s
+39° 09’ 42”
14h 18m 35s
17h 00m 46s

J2000

02h 40m 37s
+39° 03’ 26”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1023A 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 1023A - Irregular Galaxy in Perseus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1023A - Irregular Galaxy in Perseus.

Finder chart NGC 1023A - Irregular Galaxy in Perseus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1023A - Irregular Galaxy in Perseus.

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 1023A apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1023A is a visual representation of it.
1.3 arcmin
0.65 arcmin
50°

Morphological Classification

NGC 1023A - Irregular Galaxy in Perseus is classified as Irregular (I) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 1023A - Irregular Galaxy in Perseus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 1023A - Irregular Galaxy in Perseus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 1023A - Irregular Galaxy in Perseus, Irregular (I).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

NGC 1023A - Irregular Galaxy in Perseus is circumpolar and transits at 06:36 UTC (altitude: 77.7°)