NGC 612 - Lenticular Galaxy in Sculptor
NGC 612 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Sculptor constellation. NGC 612 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.
See also NGC 612 rise and set times.
Given its visual magnitude of 13.15, NGC 612 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
Photometric information of NGC 612
The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 612 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 612.
Apparent size of NGC 612The following table reports NGC 612 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 612 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 612
The image below is a photograph of NGC 612 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).
NGC 612 - Lenticular Galaxy in Sculptor morphological classification
NGC 612 - Lenticular Galaxy in Sculptor 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 612 - Lenticular Galaxy in Sculptor in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 612
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 612 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 612 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of NGC 612 from your location
Today's NGC 612 - Lenticular Galaxy in Sculptor rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):