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NGC 5256 - Galaxy Pair in Ursa Major

NGC 5256 is a Galaxy Pair in the Ursa Major constellation. NGC 5256 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 5256
Galaxy Pair
Ursa Major
  • NGC 5256 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 40° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 13.42, NGC 5256 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 5256

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5256 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).

14.1
13.42

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

Apparent size of NGC 5256

The following table reports NGC 5256 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5256 is a visual representation of it.
0.95 arcmin
0.83 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 5256

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5256 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 5256 - Galaxy Pair in Ursa Major star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5256 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.95 arcmin) and minor (0.83 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5256

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5256 are provided in the following table:

13h 38m 17s
+48° 16’ 36”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5256 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 5256 - Galaxy Pair in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5256 - Galaxy Pair in Ursa Major.

Finder chart NGC 5256 - Galaxy Pair in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5256 - Galaxy Pair in Ursa Major.

Rise ans set times of NGC 5256 from your location

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

NGC 5256 - Galaxy Pair in Ursa Major is circumpolar and transits at 16:56 UTC (altitude: 86.8°)