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NGC 1590 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus

Altitude: 38.4°   Azimuth: 136.4°   Direction: South-East

NGC 1590 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Taurus constellation. NGC 1590 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.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1590 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 1590 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1590 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.9 arcmin) and minor (0.8 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 1590

NGC 1590
Galaxy
Taurus

NGC 1590 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 38.4°
Azimuth: 136.4°
Direction: South-East

See also NGC 1590 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.6, NGC 1590 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 1590 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus

Photometric information of NGC 1590

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1590 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).

14.6
11.29
10.59
10.25

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 1590.

22.89 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 1590

The following table reports NGC 1590 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1590 is a visual representation of it.
0.9 arcmin
0.8 arcmin
110°

NGC 1590 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus morphological classification

NGC 1590 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus is classified as Spiral (SAc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 1590 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 1590 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 1590 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus, Spiral (SAc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1590

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1590 are provided in the following table:

04h 31m 09s
+07° 37’ 51”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1590 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 1590 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1590 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus.

Finder chart NGC 1590 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1590 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus.

Rise and set times of NGC 1590 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 1590 - Spiral Galaxy in Taurus 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: 82.4°
Max altitude: 46.2°
Azimuth: 277.6°