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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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NGC 271 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus

Above the horizon.  Rise: 0:20 | Tran: 6:13 | Set: 12:02
Alt: 34.90°   Az: 200.42°   Direction: South-South-West

NGC 271 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Cetus constellation. NGC 271 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. Given its B magnitude of 13.2, NGC 271 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 271 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 271 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 271 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.38 arcmin) and minor (1.28 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

00h 51m 57s
-01° 46’ 37”
01h 06m 33s
01h 58m 30s

J2000

00h 50m 41s
-01° 54’ 37”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 271 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 271 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 271 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus.

Finder chart NGC 271 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 271 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 271 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).

13.2
9.74
9.07
8.76

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 271.

23.4 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 271 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 271 is a visual representation of it.
2.38 arcmin
1.28 arcmin
131°

Morphological Classification

NGC 271 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus is classified as Spiral (SAab) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 271 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 271 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 271 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus, Spiral (SAab).
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 271 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 91.8°
Max altitude: 36.7°
Azimuth: 268.2°