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NGC 468 - Lenticular Galaxy

NGC 468 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Pisces constellation. NGC 468 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 468
Galaxy
Pisces
  • NGC 468 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 69° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.1, NGC 468 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 468

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 468 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).

15.1
12.17
11.59
11.35

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 468.

23.54 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 468

The following table reports NGC 468 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 468 is a visual representation of it.
0.85 arcmin
0.48 arcmin
175°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 468

The image below is a photograph of NGC 468 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 468 - Lenticular Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of NGC 468 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.85 arcmin) and minor (0.48 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 468 - Lenticular Galaxy morphological classification

NGC 468 - Lenticular Galaxy 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 468 - Lenticular Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 468 - Lenticular Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 468 - Lenticular Galaxy, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 468

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 468 are provided in the following table:

01h 19m 49s
+32° 46’ 04”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 468 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 468 - Lenticular Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 468 - Lenticular Galaxy.

Finder chart NGC 468 - Lenticular Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 468 - Lenticular Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of NGC 468 from your location

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

Today's NGC 468 - Lenticular Galaxy rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 57.2°
Max altitude: 71.3°
Azimuth: 302.8°
NGC 468 - Lenticular Galaxy is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom