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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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NGC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -44.6°   Azimuth: 117.4°   Direction: East-South-East

NGC 5156 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Centaurus constellation. NGC 5156 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 5156 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 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5156 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.54 arcmin) and minor (2.08 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 5156

NGC 5156
Galaxy
Centaurus

NGC 5156 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -44.6°
Azimuth: 117.4°
Direction: East-South-East

See also NGC 5156 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 11.99, NGC 5156 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus

Photometric information of NGC 5156

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5156 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).

12.54
11.99
9.69
9.04
8.73

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 5156.

23.12 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 5156

The following table reports NGC 5156 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5156 is a visual representation of it.
2.54 arcmin
2.08 arcmin
115°

NGC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus morphological classification

NGC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus is classified as Barred Spiral (Bb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus, Barred Spiral (Bb).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5156

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5156 are provided in the following table:

13h 28m 44s
-48° 55’ 00”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5156 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 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus.

Finder chart NGC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus.

Rise and set times of NGC 5156 from your location

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

NGC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom