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NGC 4958 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo

NGC 4958 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Virgo constellation. NGC 4958 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.

NGC 4958
Galaxy
Virgo
  • NGC 4958 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 11° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 12.1, NGC 4958 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
Available Resources for NGC 4958 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo

Photometric information of NGC 4958

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 4958 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).

12.1
8.49
7.83
7.61

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 4958.

23.53 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 4958

The following table reports NGC 4958 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 4958 is a visual representation of it.
4.79 arcmin
1.2 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 4958

The image below is a photograph of NGC 4958 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 4958 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo star
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DSS2 image of NGC 4958 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (4.79 arcmin) and minor (1.2 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 4958 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo morphological classification

NGC 4958 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo is classified as Lenticular (S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 4958 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 4958 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 4958 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 4958

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 4958 are provided in the following table:

13h 05m 48s
-08° 01’ 13”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 4958 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 4958 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 4958 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo.

Finder chart NGC 4958 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 4958 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo.

Rise ans set times of NGC 4958 from your location

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

Today's NGC 4958 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 98.0°
Max altitude: 30.5°
Azimuth: 262.0°
NGC 4958 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom