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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
wb_twilight   (Nautical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

NGC 1208 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus

Below the horizon.  Rise: 5:16 | Tran: 10:25 | Set: 15:35
Altitude: -47.9°   Azimuth: 353.9°   Direction: North

NGC 1208 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Eridanus constellation. NGC 1208 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 1208 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 1208 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1208 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.19 arcmin) and minor (1.24 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 1208

NGC 1208
Galaxy
Eridanus

NGC 1208 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -47.9°
Azimuth: 353.9°
Direction: North

See also NGC 1208 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14, NGC 1208 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 1208 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus

Photometric information of NGC 1208

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1208 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).

14
9.7
8.99
8.7

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 1208.

23.63 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 1208

The following table reports NGC 1208 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1208 is a visual representation of it.
2.19 arcmin
1.24 arcmin
73°

NGC 1208 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus morphological classification

NGC 1208 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus is classified as Lenticular (S0-Aa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 1208 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 1208 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 1208 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1208

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1208 are provided in the following table:

03h 06m 11s
-09° 32’ 29”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1208 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 1208 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1208 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus.

Finder chart NGC 1208 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1208 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus.

Rise and set times of NGC 1208 from your location

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

Today's NGC 1208 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 99.5°
Max altitude: 29.0°
Azimuth: 260.5°