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NGC 164 - Galaxy in Pisces

Altitude: -24.1°   Azimuth: 49.7°   Direction: North-East

NGC 164 is a Galaxy in the Pisces constellation. NGC 164 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 164 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 164 - Galaxy in Pisces star
DSS2 image of NGC 164 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.53 arcmin) and minor (0.49 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 164

NGC 164

NGC 164 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -24.1°
Azimuth: 49.7°
Direction: North-East

See also NGC 164 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 16, NGC 164 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for NGC 164 - Galaxy in Pisces

Photometric information of NGC 164

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 164 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).


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 164.

23.32 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 164

The following table reports NGC 164 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 164 is a visual representation of it.
0.53 arcmin
0.49 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 164

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 164 are provided in the following table:

00h 36m 33s
+02° 44’ 59”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 164 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 164 - Galaxy in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 164 - Galaxy in Pisces.

Finder chart NGC 164 - Galaxy in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 164 - Galaxy in Pisces.

Rise and set times of NGC 164 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 164 - Galaxy in Pisces 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: 87.3°
Max altitude: 41.3°
Azimuth: 272.7°