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NGC 1427A - Irregular Galaxy in Fornax

Altitude: -4.5°   Azimuth: 212.9°   Direction: South-South-West

NGC 1427A is a Irregular Galaxy in the Fornax constellation. NGC 1427A is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1427A 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 1427A - Irregular Galaxy in Fornax star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1427A in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.26 arcmin) and minor (1.42 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 1427A

NGC 1427A
Galaxy
Fornax

NGC 1427A is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -4.5°
Azimuth: 212.9°
Direction: South-South-West

See also NGC 1427A rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 13.44, NGC 1427A is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 1427A - Irregular Galaxy in Fornax

Photometric information of NGC 1427A

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1427A 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).

13.44

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 1427A.

23.5 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 1427A

The following table reports NGC 1427A apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1427A is a visual representation of it.
2.26 arcmin
1.42 arcmin
84°

NGC 1427A - Irregular Galaxy in Fornax morphological classification

NGC 1427A - Irregular Galaxy in Fornax is classified as Irregular (I) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 1427A - Irregular Galaxy in Fornax in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 1427A - Irregular Galaxy in Fornax
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 1427A - Irregular Galaxy in Fornax, Irregular (I).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1427A

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1427A are provided in the following table:

03h 40m 09s
-35° 37’ 27”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1427A 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 1427A - Irregular Galaxy in Fornax star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1427A - Irregular Galaxy in Fornax.

Finder chart NGC 1427A - Irregular Galaxy in Fornax star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1427A - Irregular Galaxy in Fornax.

Rise and set times of NGC 1427A from your location

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

Today's NGC 1427A - Irregular Galaxy in Fornax rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 125.6°
Max altitude: 2.9°
Azimuth: 234.4°