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NGC 78B - Lenticular Galaxy

NGC 78B is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Pisces constellation. NGC 78B 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.

NGC 78B
Galaxy
Pisces
  • NGC 78B is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 39° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.5, NGC 78B is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 78B

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 78B 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).

14.5
11.28
10.59
10.25

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 78B.

23.14 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 78B

The following table reports NGC 78B apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 78B is a visual representation of it.
1 arcmin
0.82 arcmin
137°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 78B

The image below is a photograph of NGC 78B 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 78B - Lenticular Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of NGC 78B in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1 arcmin) and minor (0.82 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 78B - Lenticular Galaxy morphological classification

NGC 78B - Lenticular Galaxy is classified as Lenticular (S0-Aa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 78B - Lenticular Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 78B - Lenticular Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 78B - Lenticular Galaxy, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 78B

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 78B are provided in the following table:

00h 20m 27s
+00° 50’ 00”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 78B 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 78B - Lenticular Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 78B - Lenticular Galaxy.

Finder chart NGC 78B - Lenticular Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 78B - Lenticular Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of NGC 78B from your location

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

Today's NGC 78B - Lenticular Galaxy rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 89.2°
Max altitude: 39.4°
Azimuth: 270.8°
NGC 78B - Lenticular Galaxy is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom