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NGC 1569 - Irregular Galaxy

NGC 1569 is a Irregular Galaxy in the Camelopardalis constellation. NGC 1569 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 1569
Galaxy
Camelopardalis
  • NGC 1569 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 28° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 11.03, NGC 1569 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 1569

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1569 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).

11.86
11.03
8.82
8.18
7.86

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 1569.

22.96 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 1569

The following table reports NGC 1569 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1569 is a visual representation of it.
3.91 arcmin
2.16 arcmin
119°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 1569

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1569 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 1569 - Irregular Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1569 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (3.91 arcmin) and minor (2.16 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 1569 - Irregular Galaxy morphological classification

NGC 1569 - Irregular Galaxy 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 1569 - Irregular Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 1569 - Irregular Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 1569 - Irregular Galaxy, Irregular (I).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1569

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1569 are provided in the following table:

04h 30m 48s
+64° 50’ 52”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1569 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 1569 - Irregular Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1569 - Irregular Galaxy.

Finder chart NGC 1569 - Irregular Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1569 - Irregular Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of NGC 1569 from your location

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

NGC 1569 - Irregular Galaxy is circumpolar and transits at 02:07 UTC (altitude: 76.6°)