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TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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NGC 1166 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries

Below the horizon.  Rise: 0:44 | Tran: 7:48 | Set: 14:47
Alt: -12.69°   Az: 308.56°   Direction: North-West

NGC 1166 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Aries constellation. NGC 1166 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. Given its B magnitude of 15.4, NGC 1166 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1166 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 1166 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1166 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.98 arcmin) and minor (0.8 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

03h 01m 55s
+11° 56’ 20”
08h 35m 02s
11h 36m 58s

J2000

03h 00m 34s
+11° 50’ 34”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1166 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 1166 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1166 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries.

Finder chart NGC 1166 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1166 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1166 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).

15.4
11.58
10.83
10.59

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 1166.

23.77 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 1166 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1166 is a visual representation of it.
0.98 arcmin
0.8 arcmin
75°

Morphological Classification

NGC 1166 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries is classified as Spiral (SAab) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 1166 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 1166 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 1166 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries, Spiral (SAab).
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

Today's NGC 1166 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 78.1°
Max altitude: 50.5°
Azimuth: 281.9°