We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. Learn more.
We're free & ads-free thanks to your support
public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:08 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:03
wb_twilight   (Astronomical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?
All Constellations »  Pegasus »  Deep Sky Objects » 

NGC 7766 - Galaxy in Pegasus

Above the horizon.  Rise: 20:15 | Tran: 4:58 | Set: 13:36
Alt: 50.30°   Az: 111.20°   Direction: East-South-East

NGC 7766 is a Galaxy in the Pegasus constellation. NGC 7766 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 15.7, NGC 7766 is visible only through long exposure photography.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 7766 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 7766 - Galaxy in Pegasus star
DSS2 image of NGC 7766 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.87 arcmin) and minor (0.24 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates


23h 52m 10s
+27° 15’ 46”
21h 11m 43s
21h 03m 54s


23h 50m 56s
+27° 07’ 34”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 7766 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 7766 - Galaxy in Pegasus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 7766 - Galaxy in Pegasus.

Finder chart NGC 7766 - Galaxy in Pegasus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 7766 - Galaxy in Pegasus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 7766 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 7766.

24.7 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 7766 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 7766 is a visual representation of it.
0.87 arcmin
0.24 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's NGC 7766 - Galaxy in Pegasus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 62.7°
Max altitude: 65.8°
Azimuth: 297.3°