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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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NGC 316 - Star in Pisces

Above the horizon.  Rise: 20:33 | Tran: 5:45 | Set: 14:53
Alt: 66.16°   Az: 214.18°   Direction: South-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. Given its B magnitude of 16.8, NGC 316 is visible only through long exposure photography.

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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 316 - Star in Pisces star
DSS2 image of NGC 316 in the Red band.

Celestial Coordinates


00h 59m 12s
+30° 29’ 11”
01h 01m 07s
02h 00m 19s


00h 57m 51s
+30° 21’ 15”

Finder Chart

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.

Photometric Information

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.

Rise and Set Times

Location: Greenwich, UK
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, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 59.5°
Max altitude: 69.0°
Azimuth: 300.5°