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NGC 7579 - Galaxy in Pegasus

Altitude: -0.6°   Azimuth: 286.1°   Direction: West-North-West

NGC 7579 is a Galaxy in the Pegasus constellation. NGC 7579 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.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 7579 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 7579 - Galaxy in Pegasus star
DSS2 image of NGC 7579 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.45 arcmin) and minor (0.33 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 7579

NGC 7579

NGC 7579 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -0.6°
Azimuth: 286.1°
Direction: West-North-West

See also NGC 7579 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.4, NGC 7579 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 7579 - Galaxy in Pegasus

Photometric information of NGC 7579

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 7579 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).


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 7579.

24.05 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 7579

The following table reports NGC 7579 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 7579 is a visual representation of it.
0.45 arcmin
0.33 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 7579

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 7579 are provided in the following table:

23h 17m 39s
+09° 25’ 59”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 7579 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 7579 - Galaxy in Pegasus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 7579 - Galaxy in Pegasus.

Finder chart NGC 7579 - Galaxy in Pegasus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 7579 - Galaxy in Pegasus.

Rise and set times of NGC 7579 from your location

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

Today's NGC 7579 - Galaxy in Pegasus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 80.6°
Max altitude: 48.0°
Azimuth: 279.4°