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NGC 1509 - Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus

NGC 1509 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Eridanus constellation. NGC 1509 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 1509
Galaxy
Eridanus
  • NGC 1509 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.5, NGC 1509 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 1509

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1509 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).

14.5
11.4
10.62
10.31

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 1509.

22.73 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 1509

The following table reports NGC 1509 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1509 is a visual representation of it.
0.79 arcmin
0.63 arcmin
55°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 1509

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1509 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 1509 - Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1509 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.79 arcmin) and minor (0.63 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 1509 - Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus morphological classification

NGC 1509 - Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus is classified as Spiral (SAa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 1509 - Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 1509 - Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 1509 - Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus, Spiral (SAa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1509

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1509 are provided in the following table:

04h 03m 55s
-11° 10’ 45”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1509 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 1509 - Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1509 - Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus.

Finder chart NGC 1509 - Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1509 - Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus.

Rise ans set times of NGC 1509 from your location

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

Today's NGC 1509 - Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 101.2°
Max altitude: 27.3°
Azimuth: 258.8°
NGC 1509 - Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom