NGC 979 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus
NGC 979 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Eridanus constellation. NGC 979 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.
NGC 979 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
See also NGC 979 rise and set times.
Given its B magnitude of 13.81, NGC 979 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
Photometric information of NGC 979
The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 979 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).
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 979.
Apparent size of NGC 979The following table reports NGC 979 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 979 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 979
The image below is a photograph of NGC 979 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).
NGC 979 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus morphological classification
NGC 979 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus 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 979 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 979
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 979 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 979 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of NGC 979 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
NGC 979 - Lenticular Galaxy in Eridanus is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom