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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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NGC 5309 - Galaxy in Virgo

Below the horizon.  Rise: 16:23 | Tran: 20:59 | Set: 1:40
Altitude: -24.0°   Azimuth: 85.1°   Direction: East

NGC 5309 is a Galaxy in the Virgo constellation. NGC 5309 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5309 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 5309 - Galaxy in Virgo star
DSS2 image of NGC 5309 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.63 arcmin) and minor (0.56 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 5309

NGC 5309

NGC 5309 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -24.0°
Azimuth: 85.1°
Direction: East

See also NGC 5309 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.71, NGC 5309 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for NGC 5309 - Galaxy in Virgo

Photometric information of NGC 5309

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5309 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).


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 5309.

23.34 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 5309

The following table reports NGC 5309 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5309 is a visual representation of it.
0.63 arcmin
0.56 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5309

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5309 are provided in the following table:

13h 50m 11s
-15° 37’ 05”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5309 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 5309 - Galaxy in Virgo star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5309 - Galaxy in Virgo.

Finder chart NGC 5309 - Galaxy in Virgo star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5309 - Galaxy in Virgo.

Rise and set times of NGC 5309 from your location

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

Today's NGC 5309 - Galaxy in Virgo rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 105.6°
Max altitude: 22.9°
Azimuth: 254.4°