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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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NGC 623 - Elliptical Galaxy in Sculptor

Below the horizon.  Rise: 5:29 | Tran: 6:57 | Set: 8:26
Alt: -4.89°   Az: 212.00°   Direction: South-South-West

NGC 623 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Sculptor constellation. NGC 623 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 13.6, NGC 623 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 623 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 623 - Elliptical Galaxy in Sculptor star
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DSS2 image of NGC 623 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.94 arcmin) and minor (1.46 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

01h 36m 11s
-36° 21’ 55”
02h 43m 51s
04h 20m 03s

J2000

01h 35m 05s
-36° 29’ 25”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 623 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 623 - Elliptical Galaxy in Sculptor star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 623 - Elliptical Galaxy in Sculptor.

Finder chart NGC 623 - Elliptical Galaxy in Sculptor star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 623 - Elliptical Galaxy in Sculptor.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 623 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).

13.6
10.56
9.83
9.59

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 623.

23.84 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 623 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 623 is a visual representation of it.
1.94 arcmin
1.46 arcmin
87°

Morphological Classification

NGC 623 - Elliptical Galaxy in Sculptor is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 623 - Elliptical Galaxy in Sculptor in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 623 - Elliptical Galaxy in Sculptor
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 623 - Elliptical Galaxy in Sculptor, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's NGC 623 - Elliptical Galaxy in Sculptor rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 126.4°
Max altitude: 2.2°
Azimuth: 233.6°