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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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NGC 4898A - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Below the horizon.  Rise: 9:02 | Tran: 17:45 | Set: 2:33
Alt: -9.90°   Az: 348.56°   Direction: North-North-West

NGC 4898A is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Coma Berenices constellation. NGC 4898A is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 13.86, NGC 4898A is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 4898A 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 4898A - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
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DSS2 image of NGC 4898A in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.68 arcmin) and minor (0.31 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

13h 01m 28s
+27° 49’ 24”
11h 08m 56s
00h 10m 25s

J2000

13h 00m 18s
+27° 57’ 19”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 4898A 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 4898A - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 4898A - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices.

Finder chart NGC 4898A - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 4898A - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 4898A 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
13.86
11.69
10.91
10.68

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 4898A.

23.51 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 4898A apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 4898A is a visual representation of it.
0.68 arcmin
0.31 arcmin
96°

Morphological Classification

NGC 4898A - 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 4898A - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 4898A - Elliptical Galaxy in Coma Berenices
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 4898A - 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 4898A - 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: 62.2°
Max altitude: 66.3°
Azimuth: 297.8°