We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. Learn more.
We're free & ads-free thanks to your support
public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:57 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:10
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?
All Constellations »  Perseus »  Deep Sky Objects » 

NGC 1491 - HII Ionized region in Perseus

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 32.1°   Azimuth: 313.8°   Direction: North-West

NGC 1491 is a HII Ionized region in the Perseus constellation. NGC 1491 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1491 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 1491 - HII Ionized region in Perseus star
/>
DSS2 image of NGC 1491 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (9 arcmin) and minor (6 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 1491

NGC 1491
HII Ionized region
Perseus

NGC 1491 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: 32.1°
Azimuth: 313.8°
Direction: North-West

See also NGC 1491 rise and set times.

Available Resources for NGC 1491 - HII Ionized region in Perseus

Apparent size of NGC 1491

The following table reports NGC 1491 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1491 is a visual representation of it.
9 arcmin
6 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1491

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1491 are provided in the following table:

04h 03m 14s
+51° 18’ 57”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1491 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 1491 - HII Ionized region in Perseus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1491 - HII Ionized region in Perseus.

Finder chart NGC 1491 - HII Ionized region in Perseus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1491 - HII Ionized region in Perseus.

Rise and set times of NGC 1491 from your location

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

NGC 1491 - HII Ionized region in Perseus is circumpolar and transits at 08:40 UTC (altitude: 89.8°)