Your guide to the Solar System and the night sky
Latest Perseverance Images received 0 hours 17 mins ago for Sol153
TheSkyLive.com is Ads Free. We fully rely on voluntary donations. Donate Now via PayPal!.
🌎  Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

NGC 1578 - Spiral Galaxy in Dorado

NGC 1578 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Dorado constellation. NGC 1578 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 1578
Galaxy
Dorado
  • NGC 1578 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 13.83, NGC 1578 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
Available Resources for NGC 1578 - Spiral Galaxy in Dorado

Photometric information of NGC 1578

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1578 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).

13.83
10.84
10.17
9.86

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 1578.

22.89 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 1578

The following table reports NGC 1578 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1578 is a visual representation of it.
1.21 arcmin
0.89 arcmin
165°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 1578

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1578 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 1578 - Spiral Galaxy in Dorado star
/>
DSS2 image of NGC 1578 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.21 arcmin) and minor (0.89 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 1578 - Spiral Galaxy in Dorado morphological classification

NGC 1578 - Spiral Galaxy in Dorado 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 1578 - Spiral Galaxy in Dorado in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 1578 - Spiral Galaxy in Dorado
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 1578 - Spiral Galaxy in Dorado, Spiral (SAa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1578

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1578 are provided in the following table:

04h 23m 47s
-51° 35’ 57”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1578 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 1578 - Spiral Galaxy in Dorado star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1578 - Spiral Galaxy in Dorado.

Finder chart NGC 1578 - Spiral Galaxy in Dorado star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1578 - Spiral Galaxy in Dorado.

Rise ans set times of NGC 1578 from your location

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

NGC 1578 - Spiral Galaxy in Dorado is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]