We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
Help keep this site free and ads-free: donate now!
public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
wb_twilight   (Astronomical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

NGC 87 - Irregular Galaxy in Phoenix

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -53.1°   Azimuth: 109.5°   Direction: East-South-East

NGC 87 is a Irregular Galaxy in the Phoenix constellation. NGC 87 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 87 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 87 - Irregular Galaxy in Phoenix star
/>
DSS2 image of NGC 87 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.86 arcmin) and minor (0.71 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 87

NGC 87
Galaxy
Phoenix

NGC 87 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -53.1°
Azimuth: 109.5°
Direction: East-South-East

See also NGC 87 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.7, NGC 87 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 87 - Irregular Galaxy in Phoenix

Photometric information of NGC 87

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 87 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).

14.7
14.6
13.86
13.53

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 87.

22.85 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 87

The following table reports NGC 87 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 87 is a visual representation of it.
0.86 arcmin
0.71 arcmin

NGC 87 - Irregular Galaxy in Phoenix morphological classification

NGC 87 - Irregular Galaxy in Phoenix is classified as Irregular (I) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 87 - Irregular Galaxy in Phoenix in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 87 - Irregular Galaxy in Phoenix
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 87 - Irregular Galaxy in Phoenix, Irregular (I).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 87

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 87 are provided in the following table:

00h 21m 14s
-48° 37’ 41”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 87 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 87 - Irregular Galaxy in Phoenix star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 87 - Irregular Galaxy in Phoenix.

Finder chart NGC 87 - Irregular Galaxy in Phoenix star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 87 - Irregular Galaxy in Phoenix.

Rise and set times of NGC 87 from your location

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

NGC 87 - Irregular Galaxy in Phoenix is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom