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NGC 4226 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici

Altitude: 32.1°   Azimuth: 306.8°   Direction: North-West

NGC 4226 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Canes Venatici constellation. NGC 4226 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 4226 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 4226 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici star
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DSS2 image of NGC 4226 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.12 arcmin) and minor (0.53 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 4226

NGC 4226
Galaxy
Canes Venatici

NGC 4226 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 32.1°
Azimuth: 306.8°
Direction: North-West

See also NGC 4226 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.36, NGC 4226 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 4226 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici

Photometric information of NGC 4226

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 4226 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).

14.36
11.18
10.46
10.11

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 4226.

23.01 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 4226

The following table reports NGC 4226 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 4226 is a visual representation of it.
1.12 arcmin
0.53 arcmin
123°

NGC 4226 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici morphological classification

NGC 4226 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici is classified as Barred Spiral (Ba) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 4226 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 4226 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 4226 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici, Barred Spiral (Ba).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 4226

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 4226 are provided in the following table:

12h 16m 26s
+47° 01’ 30”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 4226 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 4226 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 4226 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici.

Finder chart NGC 4226 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 4226 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici.

Rise and set times of NGC 4226 from your location

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

NGC 4226 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici is circumpolar and transits at 01:54 UTC (altitude: 85.5°)