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NGC 7227 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lacerta

NGC 7227 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Lacerta constellation. NGC 7227 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 7227
Galaxy
Lacerta
  • NGC 7227 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 59° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15, NGC 7227 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 7227

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 7227 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
11.18
10.5
10.2

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 7227.

24.06 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 7227

The following table reports NGC 7227 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 7227 is a visual representation of it.
1.24 arcmin
0.59 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 7227

The image below is a photograph of NGC 7227 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 7227 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lacerta star
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DSS2 image of NGC 7227 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.24 arcmin) and minor (0.59 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 7227 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lacerta morphological classification

NGC 7227 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lacerta is classified as Lenticular (S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 7227 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lacerta in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 7227 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lacerta
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 7227 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lacerta, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 7227

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 7227 are provided in the following table:

22h 11m 30s
+38° 43’ 16”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 7227 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 7227 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lacerta star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 7227 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lacerta.

Finder chart NGC 7227 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lacerta star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 7227 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lacerta.

Rise ans set times of NGC 7227 from your location

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

NGC 7227 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lacerta is circumpolar and transits at 01:28 UTC (altitude: 77.2°)