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NGC 3158 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo Minor

NGC 3158 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Leo Minor constellation. NGC 3158 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 3158
Galaxy
Leo Minor
  • NGC 3158 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 68° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 13.4, NGC 3158 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 3158

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 3158 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).

13.4
9.81
9.1
8.8

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 3158.

23.59 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 3158

The following table reports NGC 3158 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 3158 is a visual representation of it.
2.32 arcmin
1.94 arcmin
152°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 3158

The image below is a photograph of NGC 3158 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 3158 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo Minor star
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DSS2 image of NGC 3158 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.32 arcmin) and minor (1.94 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 3158 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo Minor morphological classification

NGC 3158 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo Minor is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 3158 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo Minor in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 3158 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo Minor
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 3158 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo Minor, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 3158

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 3158 are provided in the following table:

10h 13m 50s
+38° 45’ 53”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 3158 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 3158 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo Minor star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3158 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo Minor.

Finder chart NGC 3158 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo Minor star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3158 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo Minor.

Rise ans set times of NGC 3158 from your location

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

NGC 3158 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo Minor is circumpolar and transits at 08:25 UTC (altitude: 77.3°)