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TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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NGC 1257 - Double Star in Perseus

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 75.45°   Az: 233.45°   Direction: South-West

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.

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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 1257 - Double Star in Perseus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1257 in the Red band.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

03h 18m 37s
+41° 37’ 04”
01h 02m 38s
04h 21m 15s

J2000

03h 16m 59s
+41° 31’ 44”

Finder Chart

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 in Perseus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1257 - Double Star in Perseus.

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

Photometric Information

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).

13.76
13.5
13.38

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

Rise and Set Times

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

NGC 1257 - Double Star in Perseus is circumpolar and transits at 07:04 UTC (altitude: 80.1°)