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TimezoneEurope/London
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Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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NGC 5139 (Omega Centauri) - Globular Cluster in Centaurus

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -69.7°   Azimuth: 90.8°   Direction: East

NGC 5139 is a Globular Cluster in the Centaurus constellation. NGC 5139 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 5139 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 0.9x0.9 degrees (54x54 arcmins).

Image of NGC 5139 (Omega Centauri) - Globular Cluster in Centaurus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5139 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (27 arcmin) and minor (27 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 5139

NGC 5139
Globular Cluster
Centaurus

NGC 5139 is below the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: -69.7°
Azimuth: 90.8°
Direction: East

See also NGC 5139 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 5.33, NGC 5139 is barely visible to the naked eye, easily visible with the help of a small binocular.

Available Resources for NGC 5139 (Omega Centauri) - Globular Cluster in Centaurus

Photometric information of NGC 5139

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5139 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).

6.12
5.33

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of NGC 5139

The following table reports NGC 5139 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5139 is a visual representation of it.
27 arcmin
27 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5139

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5139 are provided in the following table:

13h 26m 45s
-47° 28’ 36”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5139 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 5139 (Omega Centauri) - Globular Cluster in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5139 (Omega Centauri) - Globular Cluster in Centaurus.

Finder chart NGC 5139 (Omega Centauri) - Globular Cluster in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5139 (Omega Centauri) - Globular Cluster in Centaurus.

Rise and set times of NGC 5139 from your location

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

NGC 5139 (Omega Centauri) - Globular Cluster in Centaurus is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK