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NGC 1553 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado

NGC 1553 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Dorado constellation. NGC 1553 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 1553
Galaxy
Dorado
  • NGC 1553 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 9.4, NGC 1553 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 60-70mm aperture or a small telescope.
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Photometric information of NGC 1553

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1553 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).

10.1
9.4
7.18
6.5
6.28

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 1553.

22.99 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 1553

The following table reports NGC 1553 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1553 is a visual representation of it.
6.25 arcmin
4.29 arcmin
150°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 1553

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1553 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 1553 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1553 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (6.25 arcmin) and minor (4.29 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 1553 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado morphological classification

NGC 1553 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado 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 1553 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 1553 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 1553 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1553

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1553 are provided in the following table:

04h 16m 09s
-55° 46’ 49”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1553 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 1553 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1553 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado.

Finder chart NGC 1553 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1553 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado.

Rise ans set times of NGC 1553 from your location

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

NGC 1553 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]