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NGC 72A - Elliptical Galaxy in Andromeda

NGC 72A is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Andromeda constellation. NGC 72A is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 72A
Galaxy
Andromeda
  • NGC 72A is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.1, NGC 72A is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
Available Resources for NGC 72A - Elliptical Galaxy in Andromeda

Photometric information of NGC 72A

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 72A 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).

15.1
12.44
11.64
11.3

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 72A.

22.43 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 72A

The following table reports NGC 72A apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 72A is a visual representation of it.
0.38 arcmin
0.29 arcmin
155°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 72A

The image below is a photograph of NGC 72A 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 72A - Elliptical Galaxy in Andromeda star
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DSS2 image of NGC 72A in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.38 arcmin) and minor (0.29 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 72A - Elliptical Galaxy in Andromeda morphological classification

NGC 72A - Elliptical Galaxy in Andromeda is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 72A - Elliptical Galaxy in Andromeda in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 72A - Elliptical Galaxy in Andromeda
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 72A - Elliptical Galaxy in Andromeda, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 72A

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 72A are provided in the following table:

00h 18m 33s
+30° 02’ 11”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 72A 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 72A - Elliptical Galaxy in Andromeda star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 72A - Elliptical Galaxy in Andromeda.

Finder chart NGC 72A - Elliptical Galaxy in Andromeda star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 72A - Elliptical Galaxy in Andromeda.

Rise ans set times of NGC 72A from your location

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

Today's NGC 72A - Elliptical Galaxy in Andromeda rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 60.0°
Max altitude: 68.6°
Azimuth: 300.0°
NGC 72A - Elliptical Galaxy in Andromeda is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom