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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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NGC 601 - Galaxy in Cetus

Above the horizon.  Rise: 2:11 | Tran: 7:06 | Set: 12:01
Altitude: 12.9°   Azimuth: 129.6°   Direction: South-East

NGC 601 is a Galaxy in the Cetus constellation. NGC 601 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. Given its B magnitude of 16, NGC 601 is visible only through long exposure photography.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 601 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 601 - Galaxy in Cetus star
DSS2 image of NGC 601 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.4 arcmin) and minor (0.38 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Apparent Coordinates

01h 34m 19s
-12° 05’ 00”

J2000 Coordinates

01h 33m 06s
-12° 12’ 32”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 601 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 601 - Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 601 - Galaxy in Cetus.

Finder chart NGC 601 - Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 601 - Galaxy in Cetus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 601 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.

The surface brightess reported below is an indication of the brightness per unit of angular area of NGC 601.

23.12 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 601 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 601 is a visual representation of it.
0.4 arcmin
0.38 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

Location: Greenwich, UK
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's NGC 601 - Galaxy in Cetus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 102.2°
Max altitude: 26.3°
Azimuth: 257.8°