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NGC 451 - Spiral Galaxy

NGC 451 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Pisces constellation. NGC 451 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 451
Galaxy
Pisces
  • NGC 451 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 62° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.8, NGC 451 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 451

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 451 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).

14.8
12.3
11.7
11.39

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 451.

22.61 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 451

The following table reports NGC 451 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 451 is a visual representation of it.
0.69 arcmin
0.53 arcmin
19°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 451

The image below is a photograph of NGC 451 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 451 - Spiral Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of NGC 451 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.69 arcmin) and minor (0.53 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 451 - Spiral Galaxy morphological classification

NGC 451 - Spiral Galaxy is classified as Spiral (SAc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 451 - Spiral Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 451 - Spiral Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 451 - Spiral Galaxy, Spiral (SAc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 451

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 451 are provided in the following table:

01h 16m 12s
+33° 03’ 50”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 451 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 451 - Spiral Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 451 - Spiral Galaxy.

Finder chart NGC 451 - Spiral Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 451 - Spiral Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of NGC 451 from your location

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

Today's NGC 451 - Spiral Galaxy rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.9°
Max altitude: 71.6°
Azimuth: 303.1°
NGC 451 - Spiral Galaxy is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom