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NGC 974 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum

NGC 974 is a Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in the Triangulum constellation. NGC 974 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 974
Galaxy
Triangulum
  • NGC 974 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 13.9, NGC 974 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 974

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 974 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).

13.9
10.4
9.66
9.45

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 974.

25.16 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 974

The following table reports NGC 974 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 974 is a visual representation of it.
3.2 arcmin
2.6 arcmin
15°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 974

The image below is a photograph of NGC 974 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 974 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum star
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DSS2 image of NGC 974 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (3.2 arcmin) and minor (2.6 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 974 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum morphological classification

NGC 974 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum is classified as Intermediate Spiral (SABb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 974 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 974 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 974 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum, Intermediate Spiral (SABb).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 974

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 974 are provided in the following table:

02h 34m 26s
+32° 57’ 16”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 974 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 974 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 974 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum.

Finder chart NGC 974 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 974 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum.

Rise ans set times of NGC 974 from your location

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

Today's NGC 974 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 57.0°
Max altitude: 71.5°
Azimuth: 303.0°
NGC 974 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom