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NGC 978B - Lenticular Galaxy in Triangulum

NGC 978B is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Triangulum constellation. NGC 978B is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 978B
Galaxy
Triangulum
  • NGC 978B is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 1° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15, NGC 978B is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 978B

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 978B 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).

15

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Apparent size of NGC 978B

The following table reports NGC 978B apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 978B is a visual representation of it.
0.64 arcmin
0.28 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 978B

The image below is a photograph of NGC 978B 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 978B - Lenticular Galaxy in Triangulum star
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DSS2 image of NGC 978B in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.64 arcmin) and minor (0.28 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 978B - Lenticular Galaxy in Triangulum morphological classification

NGC 978B - Lenticular Galaxy in Triangulum is classified as Lenticular (S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 978B - Lenticular Galaxy in Triangulum in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 978B - Lenticular Galaxy in Triangulum
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 978B - Lenticular Galaxy in Triangulum, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 978B

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 978B are provided in the following table:

02h 34m 48s
+32° 50’ 29”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 978B 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 978B - Lenticular Galaxy in Triangulum star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 978B - Lenticular Galaxy in Triangulum.

Finder chart NGC 978B - Lenticular Galaxy in Triangulum star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 978B - Lenticular Galaxy in Triangulum.

Rise ans set times of NGC 978B from your location

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

Today's NGC 978B - Lenticular 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: 57.2°
Max altitude: 71.4°
Azimuth: 302.8°
NGC 978B - Lenticular Galaxy in Triangulum is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom