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NGC 53 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Tucana

NGC 53 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Tucana constellation. NGC 53 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 53
Galaxy
Tucana
  • NGC 53 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 13.7, NGC 53 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 53

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 53 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).

13.7
10.79
10.02
10.02

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 53.

22.69 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 53

The following table reports NGC 53 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 53 is a visual representation of it.
1.54 arcmin
0.95 arcmin
178°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 53

The image below is a photograph of NGC 53 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 53 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Tucana star
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DSS2 image of NGC 53 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.54 arcmin) and minor (0.95 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 53 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Tucana morphological classification

NGC 53 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Tucana 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 53 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Tucana in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 53 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Tucana
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 53 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Tucana, Barred Spiral (Bb).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 53

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 53 are provided in the following table:

00h 14m 43s
-60° 19’ 44”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 53 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 53 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Tucana star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 53 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Tucana.

Finder chart NGC 53 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Tucana star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 53 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Tucana.

Rise ans set times of NGC 53 from your location

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

NGC 53 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Tucana is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]