NGC 2859 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo Minor
NGC 2859 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Leo Minor constellation. NGC 2859 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.
Photometric information of NGC 2859
The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2859 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).
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 2859.
Apparent size of NGC 2859The following table reports NGC 2859 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2859 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 2859
The image below is a photograph of NGC 2859 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).
NGC 2859 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo Minor morphological classification
NGC 2859 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo Minor is classified as Lenticular (S0-Aa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 2859 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo Minor in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2859
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2859 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2859 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.