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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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NGC 3999 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Above the horizon.  Rise: 8:59 | Tran: 17:19 | Set: 1:43
Alt: 7.06°   Az: 58.23°   Direction: East-North-East

NGC 3999 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Coma Berenices constellation. NGC 3999 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 15.7, NGC 3999 is visible only through long exposure photography.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 3999 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 3999 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
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DSS2 image of NGC 3999 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.63 arcmin) and minor (0.4 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

11h 59m 11s
+24° 55’ 53”
16h 34m 02s
04h 33m 13s

J2000

11h 57m 56s
+25° 04’ 05”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 3999 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 3999 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3999 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices.

Finder chart NGC 3999 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3999 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 3999 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).

15.7
13.27
12.57
12.26

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 3999.

23.78 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 3999 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 3999 is a visual representation of it.
0.63 arcmin
0.4 arcmin
86°

Morphological Classification

NGC 3999 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices 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 3999 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 3999 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 3999 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's NGC 3999 - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 65.1°
Max altitude: 63.5°
Azimuth: 294.9°