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NGC 959 - Spiral Galaxy

NGC 959 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Triangulum constellation. NGC 959 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 959
Galaxy
Triangulum
  • NGC 959 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 12.38, NGC 959 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 959

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 959 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).

12.95
12.38
10.95
10.24
9.61

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 959.

22.61 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 959

The following table reports NGC 959 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 959 is a visual representation of it.
1.87 arcmin
1.11 arcmin
67°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 959

The image below is a photograph of NGC 959 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 959 - Spiral Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of NGC 959 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.87 arcmin) and minor (1.11 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 959 - Spiral Galaxy morphological classification

NGC 959 - Spiral Galaxy is classified as Spiral (SAd) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 959 - Spiral Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 959 - Spiral Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 959 - Spiral Galaxy, Spiral (SAd).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 959

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 959 are provided in the following table:

02h 32m 24s
+35° 29’ 40”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 959 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 959 - Spiral Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 959 - Spiral Galaxy.

Finder chart NGC 959 - Spiral Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 959 - Spiral Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of NGC 959 from your location

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

Today's NGC 959 - Spiral Galaxy rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 54.5°
Max altitude: 74.0°
Azimuth: 305.5°
NGC 959 - Spiral Galaxy is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom