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NGC 3281A - Lenticular Galaxy in Antlia

NGC 3281A is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Antlia constellation. NGC 3281A is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 3281A
Galaxy
Antlia
  • NGC 3281A is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 2° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.43, NGC 3281A is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 3281A

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 3281A 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).

14.43

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 3281A.

23.64 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 3281A

The following table reports NGC 3281A apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 3281A is a visual representation of it.
1.25 arcmin
0.89 arcmin
121°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 3281A

The image below is a photograph of NGC 3281A 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 3281A - Lenticular Galaxy in Antlia star
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DSS2 image of NGC 3281A in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.25 arcmin) and minor (0.89 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 3281A - Lenticular Galaxy in Antlia morphological classification

NGC 3281A - Lenticular Galaxy in Antlia is classified as Lenticular (S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 3281A - Lenticular Galaxy in Antlia in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 3281A - Lenticular Galaxy in Antlia
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 3281A - Lenticular Galaxy in Antlia, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 3281A

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 3281A are provided in the following table:

10h 31m 58s
-35° 11’ 54”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 3281A 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 3281A - Lenticular Galaxy in Antlia star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3281A - Lenticular Galaxy in Antlia.

Finder chart NGC 3281A - Lenticular Galaxy in Antlia star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3281A - Lenticular Galaxy in Antlia.

Rise ans set times of NGC 3281A from your location

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

Today's NGC 3281A - Lenticular Galaxy in Antlia rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 125.2°
Max altitude: 3.3°
Azimuth: 234.8°
NGC 3281A - Lenticular Galaxy in Antlia is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom