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NGC 216 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus

NGC 216 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Cetus constellation. NGC 216 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.

NGC 216
Galaxy
Cetus
  • NGC 216 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 13.12, NGC 216 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 216

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 216 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).

13.52
13.12
11.41
10.83
10.56

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 216.

23.05 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 216

The following table reports NGC 216 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 216 is a visual representation of it.
1.35 arcmin
0.63 arcmin
27°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 216

The image below is a photograph of NGC 216 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 216 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 216 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.35 arcmin) and minor (0.63 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 216 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus morphological classification

NGC 216 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus is classified as Lenticular (S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 216 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 216 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 216 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 216

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 216 are provided in the following table:

00h 41m 26s
-21° 02’ 44”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 216 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 216 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 216 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus.

Finder chart NGC 216 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 216 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus.

Rise ans set times of NGC 216 from your location

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

Today's NGC 216 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 111.0°
Max altitude: 17.5°
Azimuth: 249.0°
NGC 216 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom