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NGC 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy

NGC 1260 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Perseus constellation. NGC 1260 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 1260
Galaxy
Perseus
  • NGC 1260 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 3° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.2, NGC 1260 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 1260

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1260 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).

14.2
10.78
10.05
9.73

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 1260.

23.42 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 1260

The following table reports NGC 1260 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1260 is a visual representation of it.
1.29 arcmin
0.5 arcmin
86°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 1260

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1260 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 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1260 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.29 arcmin) and minor (0.5 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy morphological classification

NGC 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy 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 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1260

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1260 are provided in the following table:

03h 17m 26s
+41° 24’ 18”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1260 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 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy.

Finder chart NGC 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of NGC 1260 from your location

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

NGC 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy is circumpolar and transits at 03:23 UTC (altitude: 79.9°)