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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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NGC 4905 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus

Below the horizon.  Rise: 17:46 | Tran: 20:31 | Set: 23:15
Altitude: -42.7°   Azimuth: 87.8°   Direction: East

NGC 4905 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Centaurus constellation. NGC 4905 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 4905 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 4905 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 4905 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.55 arcmin) and minor (0.5 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 4905

NGC 4905
Galaxy
Centaurus

NGC 4905 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -42.7°
Azimuth: 87.8°
Direction: East

See also NGC 4905 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.28, NGC 4905 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 4905 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus

Photometric information of NGC 4905

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 4905 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).

14.28
10.94
10.21
9.95

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 4905.

23.94 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 4905

The following table reports NGC 4905 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 4905 is a visual representation of it.
1.55 arcmin
0.5 arcmin
174°

NGC 4905 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus morphological classification

NGC 4905 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus 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 4905 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 4905 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 4905 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 4905

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 4905 are provided in the following table:

13h 01m 31s
-30° 52’ 05”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 4905 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 4905 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 4905 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus.

Finder chart NGC 4905 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 4905 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus.

Rise and set times of NGC 4905 from your location

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

Today's NGC 4905 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 120.9°
Max altitude: 7.7°
Azimuth: 239.1°