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NGC 1539 - Elliptical Galaxy

NGC 1539 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Taurus constellation. NGC 1539 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 1539
Galaxy
Taurus
  • NGC 1539 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.7, NGC 1539 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Photometric information of NGC 1539

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1539 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).

15.7
10.79
9.98
9.62

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of NGC 1539

The following table reports NGC 1539 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1539 is a visual representation of it.
0.97 arcmin
0.74 arcmin
45°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 1539

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1539 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 1539 - Elliptical Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1539 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.97 arcmin) and minor (0.74 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 1539 - Elliptical Galaxy morphological classification

NGC 1539 - Elliptical Galaxy is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 1539 - Elliptical Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 1539 - Elliptical Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 1539 - Elliptical Galaxy, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1539

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1539 are provided in the following table:

04h 19m 01s
+26° 49’ 39”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1539 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 1539 - Elliptical Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1539 - Elliptical Galaxy.

Finder chart NGC 1539 - Elliptical Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1539 - Elliptical Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of NGC 1539 from your location

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

Today's NGC 1539 - Elliptical Galaxy rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 63.2°
Max altitude: 65.3°
Azimuth: 296.8°
NGC 1539 - Elliptical Galaxy is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom