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NGC 316 - Star in Pisces

Altitude: 10.4°   Azimuth: 306.5°   Direction: North-West

NGC 316 is a Star in the Pisces constellation. NGC 316 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 316

NGC 316 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 10.4°
Azimuth: 306.5°
Direction: North-West

See also NGC 316 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 16.8, NGC 316 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for NGC 316 - Star in Pisces

Photometric information of NGC 316

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 316 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.

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 316

The image below is a photograph of NGC 316 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 316 - Star in Pisces star
DSS2 image of NGC 316 in the Red band.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 316

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 316 are provided in the following table:

00h 57m 51s
+30° 21’ 15”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 316 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 316 - Star in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 316 - Star in Pisces.

Finder chart NGC 316 - Star in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 316 - Star in Pisces.

Rise ans set times of NGC 316 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 316 - Star 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: 59.6°
Max altitude: 68.9°
Azimuth: 300.4°