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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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NGC 174 - Lenticular Galaxy in Sculptor

Above the horizon.  Rise: 2:29 | Tran: 5:28 | Set: 8:27
Alt: 6.33°   Az: 158.59°   Direction: South-South-East

NGC 174 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Sculptor constellation. NGC 174 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 13.82, NGC 174 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 174 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 174 - Lenticular Galaxy in Sculptor star
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DSS2 image of NGC 174 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.57 arcmin) and minor (0.69 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

00h 38m 11s
-29° 20’ 34”
22h 21m 35s
22h 59m 47s

J2000

00h 36m 59s
-29° 28’ 40”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 174 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 174 - Lenticular Galaxy in Sculptor star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 174 - Lenticular Galaxy in Sculptor.

Finder chart NGC 174 - Lenticular Galaxy in Sculptor star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 174 - Lenticular Galaxy in Sculptor.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 174 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).

13.82
10.67
9.97
9.66

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 174.

23.22 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 174 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 174 is a visual representation of it.
1.57 arcmin
0.69 arcmin
150°

Morphological Classification

NGC 174 - Lenticular Galaxy in Sculptor is classified as Lenticular (S0-Aa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 174 - Lenticular Galaxy in Sculptor in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 174 - Lenticular Galaxy in Sculptor
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 174 - Lenticular Galaxy in Sculptor, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's NGC 174 - Lenticular Galaxy in Sculptor rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 119.3°
Max altitude: 9.2°
Azimuth: 240.7°