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NGC 466 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana

NGC 466 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Tucana constellation. NGC 466 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 466
Galaxy
Tucana
  • NGC 466 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 13.58, NGC 466 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 466

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 466 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).

13.58
10.85
10.13
9.93

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 466.

23.36 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 466

The following table reports NGC 466 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 466 is a visual representation of it.
1.61 arcmin
1.34 arcmin
108°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 466

The image below is a photograph of NGC 466 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 466 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana star
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DSS2 image of NGC 466 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.61 arcmin) and minor (1.34 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 466 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana morphological classification

NGC 466 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana is classified as Lenticular (S0-Aa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 466 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 466 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 466 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 466

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 466 are provided in the following table:

01h 17m 12s
-58° 54’ 35”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 466 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 466 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 466 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana.

Finder chart NGC 466 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 466 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana.

Rise ans set times of NGC 466 from your location

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

NGC 466 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]