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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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NGC 1251 - Double Star in Cetus

Above the horizon.  Rise: 4:04 | Tran: 10:09 | Set: 16:15
Altitude: 16.3°   Azimuth: 251.0°   Direction: West-South-West

NGC 1251 is a Double Star in the Cetus constellation. NGC 1251 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 1251 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 1251 - Double Star in Cetus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1251 in the Red band.

Key facts about NGC 1251

NGC 1251
Double Star
Cetus

NGC 1251 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: 16.3°
Azimuth: 251.0°
Direction: West-South-West

See also NGC 1251 rise and set times.

Available Resources for NGC 1251 - Double Star in Cetus

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1251

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1251 are provided in the following table:

03h 14m 08s
+01° 27’ 23”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1251 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 1251 - Double Star in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1251 - Double Star in Cetus.

Finder chart NGC 1251 - Double Star in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1251 - Double Star in Cetus.

Rise and set times of NGC 1251 from your location

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

Today's NGC 1251 - Double Star in Cetus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 88.5°
Max altitude: 40.0°
Azimuth: 271.5°