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NGC 3620 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon

NGC 3620 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Chamaeleon constellation. NGC 3620 is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere.

NGC 3620
Galaxy
Chamaeleon
  • NGC 3620 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.9, NGC 3620 is visible only through long exposure photography.
Available Resources for NGC 3620 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon

Photometric information of NGC 3620

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 3620 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).

15.9
8.83
7.93
7.57

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 3620.

25.86 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 3620

The following table reports NGC 3620 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 3620 is a visual representation of it.
3.16 arcmin
0.84 arcmin
80°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 3620

The image below is a photograph of NGC 3620 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 3620 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon star
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DSS2 image of NGC 3620 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (3.16 arcmin) and minor (0.84 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 3620 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon morphological classification

NGC 3620 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon is classified as Barred Spiral (Bab) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 3620 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 3620 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 3620 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon, Barred Spiral (Bab).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 3620

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 3620 are provided in the following table:

11h 16m 05s
-76° 12’ 59”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 3620 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 3620 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3620 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon.

Finder chart NGC 3620 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3620 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon.

Rise ans set times of NGC 3620 from your location

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

NGC 3620 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Chamaeleon is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]