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Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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NGC 701 - Galaxy in Cetus

Above the horizon.  Rise: 1:33 | Tran: 6:42 | Set: 11:51
Alt: 14.21°   Az: 126.42°   Direction: South-East

NGC 701 is a Galaxy in the Cetus constellation. NGC 701 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. Given its B magnitude of 12.8, NGC 701 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 701 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 701 -  Galaxy in Cetus star
DSS2 image of NGC 701 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.24 arcmin) and minor (1.11 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates


01h 52m 16s
-09° 34’ 54”
20h 30m 51s
22h 23m 08s


01h 51m 03s
-09° 42’ 09”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 701 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 701 -  Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 701 - Galaxy in Cetus.

Finder chart NGC 701 -  Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 701 - Galaxy in Cetus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 701 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 701.

22.73 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 701 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 701 is a visual representation of it.
2.24 arcmin
1.11 arcmin

Morphological Classification

NGC 701 - Galaxy in Cetus is classified as according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 701 - Galaxy in Cetus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 701 - Galaxy in Cetus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 701 - Galaxy in Cetus, .
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 701 - Galaxy in Cetus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 99.6°
Max altitude: 28.9°
Azimuth: 260.4°