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NGC 4947A - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus

NGC 4947A is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Centaurus constellation. NGC 4947A is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 4947A
Galaxy
Centaurus
  • NGC 4947A is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.06, NGC 4947A is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
Available Resources for NGC 4947A - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus

Photometric information of NGC 4947A

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 4947A 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).

15.06
14.48
13.61
13.71

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 4947A.

23.53 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 4947A

The following table reports NGC 4947A apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 4947A is a visual representation of it.
1.28 arcmin
0.51 arcmin
23°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 4947A

The image below is a photograph of NGC 4947A 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 4947A - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 4947A in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.28 arcmin) and minor (0.51 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 4947A - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus morphological classification

NGC 4947A - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus is classified as Barred Spiral (Bm) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 4947A - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 4947A - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 4947A - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus, Barred Spiral (Bm).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 4947A

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 4947A are provided in the following table:

13h 04m 20s
-35° 13’ 40”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 4947A 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 4947A - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 4947A - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus.

Finder chart NGC 4947A - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 4947A - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus.

Rise ans set times of NGC 4947A from your location

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

Today's NGC 4947A - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 125.2°
Max altitude: 3.3°
Azimuth: 234.8°
NGC 4947A - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom