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NGC 802 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydrus

NGC 802 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Hydrus constellation. NGC 802 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 802
Galaxy
Hydrus
  • NGC 802 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.17, NGC 802 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 802

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 802 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).

14.17
12.04
11.46
11.35

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 802.

22.62 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 802

The following table reports NGC 802 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 802 is a visual representation of it.
0.9 arcmin
0.59 arcmin
153°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 802

The image below is a photograph of NGC 802 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 802 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydrus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 802 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.9 arcmin) and minor (0.59 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 802 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydrus morphological classification

NGC 802 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydrus 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 802 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydrus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 802 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydrus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 802 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydrus, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 802

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 802 are provided in the following table:

01h 59m 06s
-67° 52’ 13”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 802 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 802 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydrus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 802 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydrus.

Finder chart NGC 802 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydrus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 802 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydrus.

Rise ans set times of NGC 802 from your location

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

NGC 802 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydrus is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]