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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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NGC 8 - Double Star in Pegasus

Above the horizon.  Rise: 23:08 | Tran: 7:24 | Set: 15:36
Altitude: 56.3°   Azimuth: 135.6°   Direction: South-East

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.

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 in Pegasus star
DSS2 image of NGC 8 in the Red band.

Key facts about NGC 8

Double Star

NGC 8 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: 56.3°
Azimuth: 135.6°
Direction: South-East

See also NGC 8 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 15.32, NGC 8 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 8 - Double Star in Pegasus

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.

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 in Pegasus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 8 - Double Star in Pegasus.

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

Rise and set times of NGC 8 from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 66.2°
Max altitude: 62.4°
Azimuth: 293.8°