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NGC 247A - Galaxy in Cetus

Altitude: -39.1°   Azimuth: 72.5°   Direction: East-North-East

NGC 247A is a Galaxy in the Cetus constellation. NGC 247A 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 247A

NGC 247A is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -39.1°
Azimuth: 72.5°
Direction: East-North-East

See also NGC 247A rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 17.22, NGC 247A is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for NGC 247A - Galaxy in Cetus

Photometric information of NGC 247A

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 247A 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 247A.

24.56 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 247A

The following table reports NGC 247A apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 247A is a visual representation of it.
0.52 arcmin
0.25 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 247A

The image below is a photograph of NGC 247A 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 247A - Galaxy in Cetus star
DSS2 image of NGC 247A in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.52 arcmin) and minor (0.25 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 247A

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 247A are provided in the following table:

00h 47m 27s
-20° 23’ 52”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 247A 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 247A - Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 247A - Galaxy in Cetus.

Finder chart NGC 247A - Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 247A - Galaxy in Cetus.

Rise ans set times of NGC 247A 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 247A - Galaxy in Cetus 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: 110.4°
Max altitude: 18.1°
Azimuth: 249.6°