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NGC 1218 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus

NGC 1218 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Cetus constellation. NGC 1218 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.

NGC 1218
Galaxy
Cetus
  • NGC 1218 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 39° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 12.84, NGC 1218 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
Available Resources for NGC 1218 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus

Photometric information of NGC 1218

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1218 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).

12.84
10.15
9.4
9.07

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 1218.

23.29 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 1218

The following table reports NGC 1218 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1218 is a visual representation of it.
1.35 arcmin
1.06 arcmin
155°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 1218

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1218 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 1218 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1218 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.35 arcmin) and minor (1.06 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 1218 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus morphological classification

NGC 1218 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus 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 1218 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 1218 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 1218 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1218

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1218 are provided in the following table:

03h 08m 26s
+04° 06’ 39”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1218 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 1218 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1218 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus.

Finder chart NGC 1218 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1218 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus.

Rise ans set times of NGC 1218 from your location

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

Today's NGC 1218 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 85.9°
Max altitude: 42.6°
Azimuth: 274.1°
NGC 1218 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom