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Transit: 13:06 
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NGC 7179 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -52.54°   Az: 222.96°   Direction: South-West

NGC 7179 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Indus constellation. NGC 7179 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 13.43, NGC 7179 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 7179 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 7179 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 7179 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.03 arcmin) and minor (1 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

22h 06m 36s
-63° 55’ 36”
07h 17m 39s
05h 24m 16s

J2000

22h 04m 49s
-64° 02’ 48”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 7179 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 7179 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 7179 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus.

Finder chart NGC 7179 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 7179 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 7179 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).

13.4
13.43
10.53
9.87
9.58

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 7179.

23.13 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 7179 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 7179 is a visual representation of it.
2.03 arcmin
1 arcmin
48°

Morphological Classification

NGC 7179 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus is classified as Barred Spiral (Bbc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 7179 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 7179 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 7179 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus, Barred Spiral (Bbc).
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

NGC 7179 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK