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NGC 8 - Double Star

NGC 8 is a Double Star in the Pegasus constellation. NGC 8 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.

Double Star
  • NGC 8 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 5° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 15.32, NGC 8 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 8

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 8 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.

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 8

The image below is a photograph of NGC 8 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 8 - Double Star star
DSS2 image of NGC 8 in the Red band.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 8

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 8 are provided in the following table:

00h 08m 44s
+23° 50’ 20”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 8 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 8 - Double Star star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 8 - Double Star.

Finder chart NGC 8 - Double Star star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 8 - Double Star.

Rise ans set times of NGC 8 from your location

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

Today's NGC 8 - Double Star rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 66.2°
Max altitude: 62.4°
Azimuth: 293.8°
NGC 8 - Double Star is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom