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NGC 51 - Lenticular Galaxy in Andromeda

NGC 51 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Andromeda constellation. NGC 51 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 51
Galaxy
Andromeda
  • NGC 51 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 61° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.6, NGC 51 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
Available Resources for NGC 51 - Lenticular Galaxy in Andromeda

Photometric information of NGC 51

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 51 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).

14.6
10.49
9.76
9.48

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 51.

23.86 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 51

The following table reports NGC 51 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 51 is a visual representation of it.
1.4 arcmin
0.8 arcmin
32°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 51

The image below is a photograph of NGC 51 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 51 - Lenticular Galaxy in Andromeda star
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DSS2 image of NGC 51 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.4 arcmin) and minor (0.8 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 51 - Lenticular Galaxy in Andromeda morphological classification

NGC 51 - Lenticular Galaxy in Andromeda is classified as Lenticular (S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 51 - Lenticular Galaxy in Andromeda in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 51 - Lenticular Galaxy in Andromeda
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 51 - Lenticular Galaxy in Andromeda, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 51

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 51 are provided in the following table:

00h 14m 35s
+48° 15’ 20”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 51 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 51 - Lenticular Galaxy in Andromeda star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 51 - Lenticular Galaxy in Andromeda.

Finder chart NGC 51 - Lenticular Galaxy in Andromeda star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 51 - Lenticular Galaxy in Andromeda.

Rise ans set times of NGC 51 from your location

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

NGC 51 - Lenticular Galaxy in Andromeda is circumpolar and transits at 05:29 UTC (altitude: 86.8°)