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NGC 2915 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon

NGC 2915 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Chamaeleon constellation. NGC 2915 is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere.

NGC 2915
Galaxy
Chamaeleon
  • NGC 2915 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 12.68, NGC 2915 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
Available Resources for NGC 2915 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon

Photometric information of NGC 2915

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2915 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).

12.93
12.68
10.57
9.82
9.83

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 2915.

22.88 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 2915

The following table reports NGC 2915 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2915 is a visual representation of it.
1.82 arcmin
0.98 arcmin
132°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 2915

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2915 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 2915 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2915 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.82 arcmin) and minor (0.98 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 2915 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon morphological classification

NGC 2915 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon is classified as Barred Spiral (Bab) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 2915 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2915 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2915 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon, Barred Spiral (Bab).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2915

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2915 are provided in the following table:

09h 26m 12s
-76° 37’ 35”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2915 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 2915 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2915 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon.

Finder chart NGC 2915 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2915 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon.

Rise ans set times of NGC 2915 from your location

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

NGC 2915 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]