Your guide to the Solar System and the night sky
Latest Perseverance Images received 1 hours 10 mins ago for Sol281
Please donate now to help keep TheSkyLive ads-free. This site cannot run without your voluntary donations.
🌎  Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

NGC 139 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pisces

NGC 139 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Pisces constellation. NGC 139 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.

NGC 139
Galaxy
Pisces
  • NGC 139 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.5, NGC 139 is visible only through long exposure photography.
Available Resources for NGC 139 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pisces

Photometric information of NGC 139

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 139 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).

15.5
12.3
11.5
11.27

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 139.

23.27 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 139

The following table reports NGC 139 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 139 is a visual representation of it.
0.77 arcmin
0.44 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 139

The image below is a photograph of NGC 139 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 139 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pisces star
/>
DSS2 image of NGC 139 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.77 arcmin) and minor (0.44 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 139 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pisces morphological classification

NGC 139 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pisces is classified as Barred Spiral (Bab) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 139 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pisces in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 139 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pisces
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 139 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pisces, Barred Spiral (Bab).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 139

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 139 are provided in the following table:

00h 31m 05s
+05° 04’ 43”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 139 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 139 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 139 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pisces.

Finder chart NGC 139 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 139 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pisces.

Rise ans set times of NGC 139 from your location

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

Today's NGC 139 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pisces rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 84.9°
Max altitude: 43.6°
Azimuth: 275.1°
NGC 139 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pisces is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom