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NGC 658 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces

NGC 658 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Pisces constellation. NGC 658 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 658
Galaxy
Pisces
  • NGC 658 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 13.6, NGC 658 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 658

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 658 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
10.79
10.1
9.75

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 658.

22.55 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 658

The following table reports NGC 658 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 658 is a visual representation of it.
1.48 arcmin
0.89 arcmin
21°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 658

The image below is a photograph of NGC 658 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 658 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces star
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DSS2 image of NGC 658 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.48 arcmin) and minor (0.89 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 658 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces morphological classification

NGC 658 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces is classified as Spiral (SAb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 658 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 658 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 658 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces, Spiral (SAb).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 658

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 658 are provided in the following table:

01h 42m 10s
+12° 36’ 06”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 658 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 658 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 658 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces.

Finder chart NGC 658 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 658 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces.

Rise ans set times of NGC 658 from your location

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

Today's NGC 658 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.4°
Max altitude: 51.1°
Azimuth: 282.6°
NGC 658 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom