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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 7:01  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:24
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NGC 46 - Star in Pisces

Altitude: 44.5°   Azimuth: 183.3°   Direction: South

NGC 46 is a Star in the Pisces constellation. NGC 46 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.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 46 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 46 - Star in Pisces star
DSS2 image of NGC 46 in the Red band.

Key facts about NGC 46

NGC 46

NGC 46 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 44.5°
Azimuth: 183.3°
Direction: South

See also NGC 46 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 11.68, NGC 46 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 46 - Star in Pisces

Photometric information of NGC 46

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 46 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 46

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 46 are provided in the following table:

00h 14m 09s
+05° 59’ 15”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 46 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 46 - Star in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 46 - Star in Pisces.

Finder chart NGC 46 - Star in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 46 - Star in Pisces.

Rise and set times of NGC 46 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 46 - 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: 84.0°
Max altitude: 44.5°
Azimuth: 276.0°