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NGC 3981 - Spiral Galaxy in Corvus

NGC 3981 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Corvus constellation. NGC 3981 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

NGC 3981
Galaxy
Corvus
  • NGC 3981 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 18° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 11.75, NGC 3981 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 3981

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 3981 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).

11.75
9.53
8.78
8.46

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 3981.

23.14 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 3981

The following table reports NGC 3981 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 3981 is a visual representation of it.
3.32 arcmin
2.11 arcmin
15°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 3981

The image below is a photograph of NGC 3981 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 3981 - Spiral Galaxy in Corvus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 3981 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (3.32 arcmin) and minor (2.11 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 3981 - Spiral Galaxy in Corvus morphological classification

NGC 3981 - Spiral Galaxy in Corvus is classified as Spiral (SAbc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 3981 - Spiral Galaxy in Corvus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 3981 - Spiral Galaxy in Corvus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 3981 - Spiral Galaxy in Corvus, Spiral (SAbc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 3981

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 3981 are provided in the following table:

11h 56m 07s
-19° 53’ 45”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 3981 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 3981 - Spiral Galaxy in Corvus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3981 - Spiral Galaxy in Corvus.

Finder chart NGC 3981 - Spiral Galaxy in Corvus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3981 - Spiral Galaxy in Corvus.

Rise ans set times of NGC 3981 from your location

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

Today's NGC 3981 - Spiral Galaxy in Corvus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 109.9°
Max altitude: 18.6°
Azimuth: 250.1°
NGC 3981 - Spiral Galaxy in Corvus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom