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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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NGC 68 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda

Above the horizon.  Rise: 22:30 | Tran: 7:38 | Set: 16:41
Altitude: 25.2°   Azimuth: 287.3°   Direction: West-North-West

NGC 68 is a Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in the Andromeda constellation. NGC 68 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 68 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 68 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda star
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DSS2 image of NGC 68 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.29 arcmin) and minor (1.2 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 68

NGC 68
Galaxy
Andromeda

NGC 68 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: 25.2°
Azimuth: 287.3°
Direction: West-North-West

See also NGC 68 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.5, NGC 68 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 68 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda

Photometric information of NGC 68

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 68 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).

14.5
10.69
9.86
9.6

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 68.

23.72 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 68

The following table reports NGC 68 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 68 is a visual representation of it.
1.29 arcmin
1.2 arcmin
45°

NGC 68 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda morphological classification

NGC 68 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda is classified as Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 68 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 68 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 68 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda, Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 68

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 68 are provided in the following table:

00h 18m 18s
+30° 04’ 18”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 68 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 68 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 68 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda.

Finder chart NGC 68 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 68 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda.

Rise and set times of NGC 68 from your location

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

Today's NGC 68 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 59.9°
Max altitude: 68.6°
Azimuth: 300.1°