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Sunset: 21:04
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NGC 4780A - Galaxy in Virgo

Above the horizon.  Rise: 12:49 | Tran: 18:03 | Set: 23:16
Alt: 3.11°   Az: 108.29°   Direction: East-South-East

NGC 4780A is a Galaxy in the Virgo constellation. NGC 4780A 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 B magnitude of 16.05, NGC 4780A is visible only through long exposure photography.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 4780A 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 4780A - Galaxy in Virgo star
DSS2 image of NGC 4780A in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.74 arcmin) and minor (0.25 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates


12h 55m 19s
-08° 47’ 12”
19h 05m 34s
08h 00m 54s


12h 54m 02s
-08° 39’ 14”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 4780A 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 4780A - Galaxy in Virgo star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 4780A - Galaxy in Virgo.

Finder chart NGC 4780A - Galaxy in Virgo star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 4780A - Galaxy in Virgo.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 4780A 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).


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 4780A.

24.05 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 4780A apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 4780A is a visual representation of it.
0.74 arcmin
0.25 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's NGC 4780A - Galaxy in Virgo rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 98.8°
Max altitude: 29.7°
Azimuth: 261.2°