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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 5:43  
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SunsetSet: 20:10
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NGC 1579 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Perseus

Altitude: 72.1°   Azimuth: 151.0°   Direction: South-South-East

NGC 1579 is a Star Cluster + Nebula in the Perseus constellation. NGC 1579 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 1579 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 0.34x0.34 degrees (20.4x20.4 arcmins).

Image of NGC 1579 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Perseus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1579 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (10.2 arcmin) and minor (10.2 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 1579

NGC 1579
Star Cluster + Nebula
Perseus

NGC 1579 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 72.1°
Azimuth: 151.0°
Direction: South-South-East

See also NGC 1579 rise and set times.

Available Resources for NGC 1579 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Perseus

Apparent size of NGC 1579

The following table reports NGC 1579 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1579 is a visual representation of it.
10.2 arcmin
10.2 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1579

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1579 are provided in the following table:

04h 30m 14s
+35° 16’ 09”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1579 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 1579 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Perseus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1579 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Perseus.

Finder chart NGC 1579 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Perseus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1579 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Perseus.

Rise and set times of NGC 1579 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 1579 - Star Cluster + Nebula in Perseus 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: 54.7°
Max altitude: 73.8°
Azimuth: 305.3°