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SunriseRise: 6:38  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:43
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NGC 772 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries

Altitude: 22.3°   Azimuth: 272.8°   Direction: West

NGC 772 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Aries constellation. NGC 772 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 772 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 772 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries star
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DSS2 image of NGC 772 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (4.57 arcmin) and minor (2.52 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 772

NGC 772
Galaxy
Aries

NGC 772 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 22.3°
Azimuth: 272.8°
Direction: West

See also NGC 772 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 10.31, NGC 772 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.

Available Resources for NGC 772 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries

Photometric information of NGC 772

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 772 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).

11.09
10.31
8.17
7.44
7.2

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 772.

22.32 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 772

The following table reports NGC 772 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 772 is a visual representation of it.
4.57 arcmin
2.52 arcmin
131°

NGC 772 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries morphological classification

NGC 772 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries is classified as Spiral (SAb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 772 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 772 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 772 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries, Spiral (SAb).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 772

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 772 are provided in the following table:

01h 59m 20s
+19° 00’ 27”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 772 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 772 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 772 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries.

Finder chart NGC 772 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 772 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries.

Rise and set times of NGC 772 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 772 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries 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: 71.0°
Max altitude: 57.5°
Azimuth: 289.0°