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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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NGC 5301 - Galaxy in Canes Venatici

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 21.6°   Azimuth: 41.6°   Direction: North-East

NGC 5301 is a Galaxy in the Canes Venatici constellation. NGC 5301 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5301 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 5301 -  Galaxy in Canes Venatici star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5301 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (3.96 arcmin) and minor (0.84 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 5301

NGC 5301
Galaxy
Canes Venatici

NGC 5301 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: 21.6°
Azimuth: 41.6°
Direction: North-East

See also NGC 5301 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 13, NGC 5301 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 5301 - Galaxy in Canes Venatici

Photometric information of NGC 5301

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5301 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
10.08
9.34
9.11

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 5301.

23.85 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 5301

The following table reports NGC 5301 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5301 is a visual representation of it.
3.96 arcmin
0.84 arcmin
150°

NGC 5301 - Galaxy in Canes Venatici morphological classification

NGC 5301 - Galaxy in Canes Venatici is classified as according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 5301 - Galaxy in Canes Venatici in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 5301 - Galaxy in Canes Venatici
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 5301 - Galaxy in Canes Venatici, .
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5301

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5301 are provided in the following table:

13h 46m 24s
+46° 06’ 25”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5301 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 5301 -  Galaxy in Canes Venatici star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5301 - Galaxy in Canes Venatici.

Finder chart NGC 5301 -  Galaxy in Canes Venatici star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5301 - Galaxy in Canes Venatici.

Rise and set times of NGC 5301 from your location

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

NGC 5301 - Galaxy in Canes Venatici is circumpolar and transits at 19:56 UTC (altitude: 84.6°)