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NGC 2979 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sextans

Altitude: 1.3°   Azimuth: 251.5°   Direction: West-South-West

NGC 2979 is a Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in the Sextans constellation. NGC 2979 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 2979 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 2979 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sextans star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2979 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.06 arcmin) and minor (1.25 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 2979

NGC 2979
Galaxy
Sextans

NGC 2979 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.3°
Azimuth: 251.5°
Direction: West-South-West

See also NGC 2979 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14, NGC 2979 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 2979 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sextans

Photometric information of NGC 2979

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2979 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
10.5
9.78
9.52

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of NGC 2979

The following table reports NGC 2979 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2979 is a visual representation of it.
2.06 arcmin
1.25 arcmin
21°

NGC 2979 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sextans morphological classification

NGC 2979 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sextans is classified as Intermediate Spiral (SABa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 2979 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sextans in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2979 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sextans
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2979 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sextans, Intermediate Spiral (SABa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2979

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2979 are provided in the following table:

09h 43m 09s
-10° 22’ 59”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2979 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 2979 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sextans star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2979 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sextans.

Finder chart NGC 2979 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sextans star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2979 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sextans.

Rise and set times of NGC 2979 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 2979 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sextans 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: 100.4°
Max altitude: 28.1°
Azimuth: 259.6°