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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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NGC 69 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda

Above the horizon.  Rise: 20:32 | Tran: 5:41 | Set: 14:46
Alt: 24.74°   Az: 288.04°   Direction: West-North-West

NGC 69 is a Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in the Andromeda constellation. NGC 69 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 15.7, NGC 69 is visible only through long exposure photography.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 69 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 69 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda star
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DSS2 image of NGC 69 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.6 arcmin) and minor (0.43 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

00h 19m 38s
+30° 10’ 34”
05h 49m 14s
06h 08m 52s

J2000

00h 18m 20s
+30° 02’ 23”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 69 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 69 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 69 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda.

Finder chart NGC 69 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 69 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 69 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).

15.7
12.56
11.97
11.65

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 69.

23.39 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 69 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 69 is a visual representation of it.
0.6 arcmin
0.43 arcmin

Morphological Classification

NGC 69 - 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 69 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 69 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 69 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda, Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0).
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 69 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 59.8°
Max altitude: 68.7°
Azimuth: 300.2°