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NGC 3136A - Irregular Galaxy in Carina

Altitude: -30.9°   Azimuth: 167.5°   Direction: South-South-East

NGC 3136A is a Irregular Galaxy in the Carina constellation. NGC 3136A is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 3136A 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 3136A - Irregular Galaxy in Carina star
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DSS2 image of NGC 3136A in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.6 arcmin) and minor (0.33 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 3136A

NGC 3136A
Galaxy
Carina

NGC 3136A is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -30.9°
Azimuth: 167.5°
Direction: South-South-East

See also NGC 3136A rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.6, NGC 3136A is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for NGC 3136A - Irregular Galaxy in Carina

Photometric information of NGC 3136A

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 3136A 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).

15.6

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 3136A.

23.88 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 3136A

The following table reports NGC 3136A apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 3136A is a visual representation of it.
1.6 arcmin
0.33 arcmin
88°

NGC 3136A - Irregular Galaxy in Carina morphological classification

NGC 3136A - Irregular Galaxy in Carina is classified as Irregular (I) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 3136A - Irregular Galaxy in Carina in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 3136A - Irregular Galaxy in Carina
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 3136A - Irregular Galaxy in Carina, Irregular (I).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 3136A

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 3136A are provided in the following table:

10h 03m 33s
-67° 26’ 54”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 3136A 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 3136A - Irregular Galaxy in Carina star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3136A - Irregular Galaxy in Carina.

Finder chart NGC 3136A - Irregular Galaxy in Carina star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3136A - Irregular Galaxy in Carina.

Rise and set times of NGC 3136A from your location

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

NGC 3136A - Irregular Galaxy in Carina is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt