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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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NGC 4462 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Corvus

Below the horizon.  Rise: 13:51 | Tran: 17:38 | Set: 21:26
Alt: -5.46°   Az: 121.20°   Direction: East-South-East

NGC 4462 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Corvus constellation. NGC 4462 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. Given its visual magnitude of 11.54, NGC 4462 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 4462 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 4462 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Corvus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 4462 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (3.6 arcmin) and minor (1.33 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

12h 30m 38s
-23° 18’ 06”
19h 28m 03s
07h 58m 42s

J2000

12h 29m 21s
-23° 09’ 59”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 4462 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 4462 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Corvus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 4462 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Corvus.

Finder chart NGC 4462 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Corvus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 4462 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Corvus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 4462 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).

12.81
11.54
9.44
8.74
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 4462.

23.71 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 4462 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 4462 is a visual representation of it.
3.6 arcmin
1.33 arcmin
124°

Morphological Classification

NGC 4462 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Corvus 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 4462 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Corvus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 4462 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Corvus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 4462 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Corvus, Barred Spiral (Bab).
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 4462 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Corvus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 113.3°
Max altitude: 15.2°
Azimuth: 246.7°