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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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NGC 1462 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus

Below the horizon.  Rise: 4:40 | Tran: 11:13 | Set: 17:46
Altitude: -2.9°   Azimuth: 75.0°   Direction: East-North-East

NGC 1462 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Taurus constellation. NGC 1462 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1462 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 1462 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1462 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.86 arcmin) and minor (0.49 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 1462

NGC 1462
Galaxy
Taurus

NGC 1462 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -2.9°
Azimuth: 75.0°
Direction: East-North-East

See also NGC 1462 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.3, NGC 1462 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 1462 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus

Photometric information of NGC 1462

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1462 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).

15.3
11.66
10.89
10.63

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 1462.

23.19 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 1462

The following table reports NGC 1462 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1462 is a visual representation of it.
0.86 arcmin
0.49 arcmin
40°

NGC 1462 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus morphological classification

NGC 1462 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus is classified as Spiral (SAc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 1462 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 1462 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 1462 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus, Spiral (SAc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1462

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1462 are provided in the following table:

03h 50m 22s
+06° 58’ 23”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1462 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 1462 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1462 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus.

Finder chart NGC 1462 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1462 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus.

Rise and set times of NGC 1462 from your location

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

Today's NGC 1462 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 83.0°
Max altitude: 45.5°
Azimuth: 277.0°