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NGC 5102 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus

Below the horizon.  Rise: 16:51 | Tran: 18:11 | Set: 19:32
Alt: -13.03°   Az: 134.07°   Direction: South-East

NGC 5102 is a Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in the Centaurus constellation. NGC 5102 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 9.65, NGC 5102 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5102 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 5102 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5102 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (9.71 arcmin) and minor (3.71 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

13h 23m 22s
-36° 45’ 29”
19h 56m 26s
09h 19m 48s

J2000

13h 21m 57s
-36° 37’ 49”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5102 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 5102 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5102 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus.

Finder chart NGC 5102 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5102 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5102 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).

9.74
9.65
7.71
7.03
6.92

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 5102.

23.87 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 5102 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5102 is a visual representation of it.
9.71 arcmin
3.71 arcmin
49°

Morphological Classification

NGC 5102 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus is classified as Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 5102 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 5102 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 5102 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus, Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0).
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 5102 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 126.8°
Max altitude: 1.8°
Azimuth: 233.2°