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NGC 4288A - Lenticular Galaxy in Canes Venatici

Altitude: 18.0°   Azimuth: 35.7°   Direction: North-East

NGC 4288A is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Canes Venatici constellation. NGC 4288A is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 4288A
Galaxy
Canes Venatici

NGC 4288A is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 18.0°
Azimuth: 35.7°
Direction: North-East

See also NGC 4288A rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15, NGC 4288A is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 4288A - Lenticular Galaxy in Canes Venatici

Photometric information of NGC 4288A

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 4288A 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
13.09
12.29
11.99

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 4288A.

23.73 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 4288A

The following table reports NGC 4288A apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 4288A is a visual representation of it.
0.72 arcmin
0.64 arcmin
155°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 4288A

The image below is a photograph of NGC 4288A 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 4288A - Lenticular Galaxy in Canes Venatici star
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DSS2 image of NGC 4288A in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.72 arcmin) and minor (0.64 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 4288A - Lenticular Galaxy in Canes Venatici morphological classification

NGC 4288A - Lenticular Galaxy in Canes Venatici is classified as Lenticular (S0-Aa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 4288A - Lenticular Galaxy in Canes Venatici in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 4288A - Lenticular Galaxy in Canes Venatici
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 4288A - Lenticular Galaxy in Canes Venatici, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 4288A

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 4288A are provided in the following table:

12h 20m 40s
+46° 15’ 19”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 4288A 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 4288A - Lenticular Galaxy in Canes Venatici star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 4288A - Lenticular Galaxy in Canes Venatici.

Finder chart NGC 4288A - Lenticular Galaxy in Canes Venatici star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 4288A - Lenticular Galaxy in Canes Venatici.

Rise ans set times of NGC 4288A from your location

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

NGC 4288A - Lenticular Galaxy in Canes Venatici is circumpolar and transits at 07:25 UTC (altitude: 84.8°)