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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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NGC 754 - Elliptical Galaxy in Eridanus

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -29.5°   Azimuth: 146.4°   Direction: South-South-East

NGC 754 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Eridanus constellation. NGC 754 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 754 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 754 - Elliptical Galaxy in Eridanus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 754 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.61 arcmin) and minor (0.57 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 754

NGC 754
Galaxy
Eridanus

NGC 754 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -29.5°
Azimuth: 146.4°
Direction: South-South-East

See also NGC 754 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.24, NGC 754 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 754 - Elliptical Galaxy in Eridanus

Photometric information of NGC 754

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 754 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).

15.24
12.15
11.52
11.34

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 754.

23.04 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 754

The following table reports NGC 754 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 754 is a visual representation of it.
0.61 arcmin
0.57 arcmin
80°

NGC 754 - Elliptical Galaxy in Eridanus morphological classification

NGC 754 - Elliptical Galaxy in Eridanus 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 754 - Elliptical Galaxy in Eridanus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 754 - Elliptical Galaxy in Eridanus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 754 - Elliptical Galaxy in Eridanus, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 754

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 754 are provided in the following table:

01h 54m 20s
-56° 45’ 39”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 754 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 754 - Elliptical Galaxy in Eridanus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 754 - Elliptical Galaxy in Eridanus.

Finder chart NGC 754 - Elliptical Galaxy in Eridanus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 754 - Elliptical Galaxy in Eridanus.

Rise and set times of NGC 754 from your location

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

NGC 754 - Elliptical Galaxy in Eridanus is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom