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NGC 1257 - Double Star

NGC 1257 is a Double Star in the Perseus constellation. NGC 1257 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 1257
Double Star
  • NGC 1257 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 5° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
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Photometric information of NGC 1257

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1257 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).


For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 1257

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1257 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 1257 - Double Star star
DSS2 image of NGC 1257 in the Red band.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1257

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1257 are provided in the following table:

03h 16m 59s
+41° 31’ 44”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1257 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 1257 - Double Star star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1257 - Double Star.

Finder chart NGC 1257 - Double Star star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1257 - Double Star.

Rise ans set times of NGC 1257 from your location

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

NGC 1257 - Double Star is circumpolar and transits at 03:22 UTC (altitude: 80.0°)