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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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NGC 96 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda

Above the horizon.  Rise: 21:25 | Tran: 5:33 | Set: 13:37
Alt: 49.88°   Az: 122.01°   Direction: East-South-East

NGC 96 is a Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in the Andromeda constellation. NGC 96 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. Given its B magnitude of 17, NGC 96 is visible only through long exposure photography.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 96 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 96 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda star
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DSS2 image of NGC 96 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.68 arcmin) and minor (0.64 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

00h 23m 34s
+22° 40’ 55”
21h 34m 44s
21h 58m 19s

J2000

00h 22m 18s
+22° 32’ 46”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 96 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 96 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 96 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda.

Finder chart NGC 96 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 96 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 96 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).

17
11.94
11.3
10.99

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 96.

23.41 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 96 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 96 is a visual representation of it.
0.68 arcmin
0.64 arcmin
130°

Morphological Classification

NGC 96 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda is classified as Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 96 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 96 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 96 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda, Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's NGC 96 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 67.3°
Max altitude: 61.2°
Azimuth: 292.7°