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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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NGC 7291 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pegasus

Below the horizon.  Rise: 19:45 | Tran: 3:16 | Set: 10:43
Alt: -14.96°   Az: 35.02°   Direction: North-East

NGC 7291 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Pegasus constellation. NGC 7291 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 14.8, NGC 7291 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 7291 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 7291 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pegasus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 7291 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.62 arcmin) and minor (1.05 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

22h 29m 41s
+16° 54’ 33”
14h 21m 38s
12h 51m 20s

J2000

22h 28m 30s
+16° 46’ 59”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 7291 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 7291 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pegasus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 7291 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pegasus.

Finder chart NGC 7291 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pegasus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 7291 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pegasus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 7291 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).

14.8
10.72
10.01
9.71

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 7291.

24.48 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 7291 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 7291 is a visual representation of it.
1.62 arcmin
1.05 arcmin
59°

Morphological Classification

NGC 7291 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pegasus 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 7291 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pegasus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 7291 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pegasus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 7291 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pegasus, Lenticular (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 7291 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pegasus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 73.1°
Max altitude: 55.4°
Azimuth: 286.9°