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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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NGC 5308 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 22.59°   Az: 5.00°   Direction: North

NGC 5308 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Ursa Major constellation. NGC 5308 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 12.5, NGC 5308 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5308 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 5308 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5308 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (4.33 arcmin) and minor (0.57 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

13h 47m 48s
+60° 51’ 04”
12h 38m 01s
02h 25m 50s

J2000

13h 46m 59s
+60° 58’ 23”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5308 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 5308 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5308 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major.

Finder chart NGC 5308 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5308 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5308 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).

12.5
9.28
8.59
8.36

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 5308.

24 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 5308 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5308 is a visual representation of it.
4.33 arcmin
0.57 arcmin
60°

Morphological Classification

NGC 5308 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major is classified as Lenticular (S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 5308 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 5308 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 5308 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

NGC 5308 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major is circumpolar and transits at 18:07 UTC (altitude: 80.6°)