We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. Learn more.
Love TheSkyLive? Donate Now!
public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?
All Constellations »  Pisces »  Deep Sky Objects » 

NGC 462 - Galaxy in Pisces

Above the horizon.  Rise: 23:42 | Tran: 6:05 | Set: 12:25
Alt: 39.31°   Az: 150.59°   Direction: South-South-East

NGC 462 is a Galaxy in the Pisces constellation. NGC 462 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 462 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 462 - Galaxy in Pisces star
DSS2 image of NGC 462 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.48 arcmin) and minor (0.45 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates


01h 19m 27s
+04° 21’ 17”
22h 30m 24s
23h 49m 51s


01h 18m 11s
+04° 13’ 33”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 462 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 462 - Galaxy in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 462 - Galaxy in Pisces.

Finder chart NGC 462 - Galaxy in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 462 - Galaxy in Pisces.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 462 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.

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 462 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 462 is a visual representation of it.
0.48 arcmin
0.45 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

Location: Greenwich, UK
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's NGC 462 - Galaxy in Pisces rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 85.6°
Max altitude: 42.9°
Azimuth: 274.4°