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NGC 16 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy

NGC 16 is a Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in the Pegasus constellation. NGC 16 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 16
Galaxy
Pegasus
  • NGC 16 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 66° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 12.06, NGC 16 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 16

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 16 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).

13.01
12.06
9.75
9.06
8.78

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 16.

22.91 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 16

The following table reports NGC 16 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 16 is a visual representation of it.
1.74 arcmin
0.85 arcmin
17°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 16

The image below is a photograph of NGC 16 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 16 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of NGC 16 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.74 arcmin) and minor (0.85 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 16 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy morphological classification

NGC 16 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy is classified as Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 16 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 16 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 16 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy, Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 16

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 16 are provided in the following table:

00h 09m 03s
+27° 43’ 45”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 16 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 16 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 16 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy.

Finder chart NGC 16 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 16 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of NGC 16 from your location

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

Today's NGC 16 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 62.3°
Max altitude: 66.2°
Azimuth: 297.7°
NGC 16 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom