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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:00 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:07
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NGC 1713 - Elliptical Galaxy in Orion

Below the horizon.  Rise: 4:29 | Tran: 10:25 | Set: 16:21
Alt: -37.84°   Az: 343.72°   Direction: North-North-West

NGC 1713 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Orion constellation. NGC 1713 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. Given its B magnitude of 13.88, NGC 1713 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1713 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 1713 - Elliptical Galaxy in Orion star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1713 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.33 arcmin) and minor (1.1 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

05h 00m 10s
-00° 27’ 11”
11h 08m 50s
16h 09m 00s

J2000

04h 58m 54s
-00° 29’ 20”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1713 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 1713 - Elliptical Galaxy in Orion star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1713 - Elliptical Galaxy in Orion.

Finder chart NGC 1713 - Elliptical Galaxy in Orion star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1713 - Elliptical Galaxy in Orion.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1713 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).

13.88
10.11
9.41
9.13

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 1713.

23.36 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 1713 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1713 is a visual representation of it.
1.33 arcmin
1.1 arcmin
40°

Morphological Classification

NGC 1713 - Elliptical Galaxy in Orion 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 1713 - Elliptical Galaxy in Orion in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 1713 - Elliptical Galaxy in Orion
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 1713 - Elliptical Galaxy in Orion, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's NGC 1713 - Elliptical Galaxy in Orion rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 90.5°
Max altitude: 38.1°
Azimuth: 269.5°