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NGC 498 - Galaxy in Pisces

Altitude: -2.4°   Azimuth: 340.0°   Direction: North-North-West

NGC 498 is a Galaxy in the Pisces constellation. NGC 498 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 498

NGC 498 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -2.4°
Azimuth: 340.0°
Direction: North-North-West

See also NGC 498 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 16, NGC 498 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for NGC 498 - Galaxy in Pisces

Photometric information of NGC 498

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 498 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 of NGC 498

The following table reports NGC 498 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 498 is a visual representation of it.
0.51 arcmin
0.41 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 498

The image below is a photograph of NGC 498 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 498 - Galaxy in Pisces star
DSS2 image of NGC 498 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.51 arcmin) and minor (0.41 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 498

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 498 are provided in the following table:

01h 23m 11s
+33° 29’ 21”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 498 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 498 - Galaxy in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 498 - Galaxy in Pisces.

Finder chart NGC 498 - Galaxy in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 498 - Galaxy in Pisces.

Rise ans set times of NGC 498 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 498 - Galaxy 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: 56.5°
Max altitude: 72.0°
Azimuth: 303.5°