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NGC 5496 - Galaxy

NGC 5496 is a Galaxy in the Virgo constellation. NGC 5496 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.

NGC 5496
  • NGC 5496 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 13.4, NGC 5496 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 5496

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5496 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 5496.

23.11 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 5496

The following table reports NGC 5496 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5496 is a visual representation of it.
2.69 arcmin
0.58 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 5496

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5496 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 5496 -  Galaxy star
DSS2 image of NGC 5496 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.69 arcmin) and minor (0.58 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 5496 - Galaxy morphological classification

NGC 5496 - Galaxy 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 5496 - Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 5496 - Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 5496 - Galaxy, .
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5496

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5496 are provided in the following table:

14h 11m 38s
-01° 09’ 33”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5496 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 5496 -  Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5496 - Galaxy.

Finder chart NGC 5496 -  Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5496 - Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of NGC 5496 from your location

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

Today's NGC 5496 - Galaxy rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 91.2°
Max altitude: 37.4°
Azimuth: 268.8°
NGC 5496 - Galaxy is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom