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NGC 5461 - HII Ionized region in Ursa Major

NGC 5461 is a HII Ionized region in the Ursa Major constellation. NGC 5461 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 5461
HII Ionized region
Ursa Major
  • NGC 5461 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 26° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.38, NGC 5461 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 5461

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5461 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).

14.38

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

Apparent size of NGC 5461

The following table reports NGC 5461 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5461 is a visual representation of it.
1.62 arcmin
0.98 arcmin
49°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 5461

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5461 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 5461 - HII Ionized region in Ursa Major star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5461 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.62 arcmin) and minor (0.98 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5461

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5461 are provided in the following table:

14h 03m 41s
+54° 19’ 04”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5461 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 5461 - HII Ionized region in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5461 - HII Ionized region in Ursa Major.

Finder chart NGC 5461 - HII Ionized region in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5461 - HII Ionized region in Ursa Major.

Rise ans set times of NGC 5461 from your location

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

NGC 5461 - HII Ionized region in Ursa Major is circumpolar and transits at 12:03 UTC (altitude: 87.2°)