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TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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NGC 1425 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax

Above the horizon.  Rise: 5:34 | Tran: 8:29 | Set: 11:24
Alt: 1.61°   Az: 146.52°   Direction: South-South-East

NGC 1425 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Fornax constellation. NGC 1425 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 11.61, NGC 1425 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1425 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 1425 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1425 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (4.91 arcmin) and minor (2.15 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

03h 43m 10s
-29° 48’ 58”
21h 22m 09s
01h 05m 20s

J2000

03h 42m 11s
-29° 53’ 35”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1425 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 1425 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1425 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax.

Finder chart NGC 1425 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1425 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1425 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).

11.61
9.13
8.55
8.31

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 1425.

22.92 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 1425 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1425 is a visual representation of it.
4.91 arcmin
2.15 arcmin
130°

Morphological Classification

NGC 1425 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax is classified as Spiral (SAb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 1425 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 1425 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 1425 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax, Spiral (SAb).
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

Today's NGC 1425 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 119.8°
Max altitude: 8.7°
Azimuth: 240.2°