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NGC 1879 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Columba

NGC 1879 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Columba constellation. NGC 1879 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 1879
Galaxy
Columba
  • NGC 1879 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 13.14, NGC 1879 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 1879

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 1879 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).

13.14

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 1879.

23.51 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 1879

The following table reports NGC 1879 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 1879 is a visual representation of it.
2.42 arcmin
1.67 arcmin
60°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 1879

The image below is a photograph of NGC 1879 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 1879 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Columba star
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DSS2 image of NGC 1879 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.42 arcmin) and minor (1.67 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 1879 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Columba morphological classification

NGC 1879 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Columba is classified as Barred Spiral (Bm) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 1879 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Columba in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 1879 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Columba
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 1879 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Columba, Barred Spiral (Bm).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 1879

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 1879 are provided in the following table:

05h 19m 48s
-32° 08’ 34”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 1879 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 1879 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Columba star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1879 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Columba.

Finder chart NGC 1879 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Columba star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 1879 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Columba.

Rise ans set times of NGC 1879 from your location

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

Today's NGC 1879 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Columba rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 122.1°
Max altitude: 6.4°
Azimuth: 237.9°
NGC 1879 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Columba is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom