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NGC 5494 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus

NGC 5494 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Centaurus constellation. NGC 5494 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 5494
Galaxy
Centaurus
  • NGC 5494 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 12.02, NGC 5494 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 5494

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5494 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).

12.64
12.02
9.96
9.29
8.97

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 5494.

23.82 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 5494

The following table reports NGC 5494 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5494 is a visual representation of it.
2.33 arcmin
2.18 arcmin
50°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 5494

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5494 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 5494 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5494 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.33 arcmin) and minor (2.18 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 5494 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus morphological classification

NGC 5494 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus is classified as Spiral (SAc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 5494 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 5494 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 5494 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus, Spiral (SAc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5494

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5494 are provided in the following table:

14h 12m 24s
-30° 38’ 39”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5494 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 5494 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5494 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus.

Finder chart NGC 5494 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5494 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus.

Rise ans set times of NGC 5494 from your location

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

Today's NGC 5494 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 120.6°
Max altitude: 7.9°
Azimuth: 239.4°
NGC 5494 - Spiral Galaxy in Centaurus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom