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NGC 3109 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Hydra

NGC 3109 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Hydra constellation. NGC 3109 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 3109
Galaxy
Hydra
  • NGC 3109 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 10.04, NGC 3109 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.
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Photometric information of NGC 3109

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 3109 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).

10.42
10.04
9.91
9.66
9.28

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 3109.

23.59 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 3109

The following table reports NGC 3109 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 3109 is a visual representation of it.
16 arcmin
2.74 arcmin
93°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 3109

The image below is a photograph of NGC 3109 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 0.53333333333333x0.53333333333333 degrees (32x32 arcmins).

Image of NGC 3109 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Hydra star
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DSS2 image of NGC 3109 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (16 arcmin) and minor (2.74 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 3109 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Hydra morphological classification

NGC 3109 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Hydra 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 3109 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Hydra in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 3109 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Hydra
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 3109 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Hydra, Barred Spiral (Bm).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 3109

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 3109 are provided in the following table:

10h 03m 06s
-26° 09’ 34”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 3109 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 3109 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Hydra star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3109 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Hydra.

Finder chart NGC 3109 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Hydra star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3109 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Hydra.

Rise ans set times of NGC 3109 from your location

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

Today's NGC 3109 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Hydra rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 116.2°
Max altitude: 12.4°
Azimuth: 243.8°
NGC 3109 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Hydra is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom