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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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NGC 1555 (Hind's Nebula) - Reflection Nebula in Taurus

Below the horizon.  Rise: 3:22 | Tran: 11:05 | Set: 18:49
Altitude: -3.5°   Azimuth: 52.0°   Direction: North-East

NGC 1555 is a Reflection Nebula in the Taurus constellation. NGC 1555 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 1555 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 1555 (Hind's Nebula) - Reflection Nebula in Taurus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1555 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.82 arcmin) and minor (1.35 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 1555

NGC 1555
Reflection Nebula
Taurus

NGC 1555 is below the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: -3.5°
Azimuth: 52.0°
Direction: North-East

See also NGC 1555 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 9.98, NGC 1555 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.

Available Resources for NGC 1555 (Hind's Nebula) - Reflection Nebula in Taurus

Photometric information of NGC 1555

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1555 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).

9.98

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of NGC 1555

The following table reports NGC 1555 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1555 is a visual representation of it.
1.82 arcmin
1.35 arcmin
74°

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1555

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1555 are provided in the following table:

04h 21m 59s
+19° 32’ 06”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1555 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 1555 (Hind's Nebula) - Reflection Nebula in Taurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1555 (Hind's Nebula) - Reflection Nebula in Taurus.

Finder chart NGC 1555 (Hind's Nebula) - Reflection Nebula in Taurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1555 (Hind's Nebula) - Reflection Nebula in Taurus.

Rise and set times of NGC 1555 from your location

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

Today's NGC 1555 (Hind's Nebula) - Reflection Nebula in Taurus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 70.5°
Max altitude: 58.1°
Azimuth: 289.5°