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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:08 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:03
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NGC 1269 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -39.96°   Az: 108.79°   Direction: East-South-East

NGC 1269 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Eridanus constellation. NGC 1269 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 8.81, NGC 1269 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 60-70mm aperture or a small telescope.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1269 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 0.3723x0.3723 degrees (22.34x22.34 arcmins).

Image of NGC 1269 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1269 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (11.17 arcmin) and minor (9.93 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

03h 18m 12s
-41° 01’ 09”
16h 56m 21s
20h 14m 34s

J2000

03h 17m 18s
-41° 06’ 29”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1269 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 1269 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1269 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus.

Finder chart NGC 1269 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1269 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1269 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).

9.83
8.81
6.52
5.97
5.66

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 1269.

23.36 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 1269 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1269 is a visual representation of it.
11.17 arcmin
9.93 arcmin
156°

Morphological Classification

NGC 1269 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus 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 1269 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 1269 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 1269 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

NGC 1269 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK