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NGC 554B - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus

NGC 554B is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Cetus constellation. NGC 554B 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.

NGC 554B
Galaxy
Cetus
  • NGC 554B is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.76, NGC 554B is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
Available Resources for NGC 554B - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus

Photometric information of NGC 554B

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 554B 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).

14.76

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 554B.

24.49 mag/arcsec2

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 554B

The image below is a photograph of NGC 554B 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 554B - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 554B in the Red band.

NGC 554B - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus morphological classification

NGC 554B - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus 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 554B - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 554B - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 554B - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 554B

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 554B are provided in the following table:

01h 27m 10s
-22° 43’ 32”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 554B 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 554B - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 554B - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus.

Finder chart NGC 554B - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 554B - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus.

Rise ans set times of NGC 554B from your location

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

Today's NGC 554B - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 112.7°
Max altitude: 15.8°
Azimuth: 247.3°
NGC 554B - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom