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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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NGC 55 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -32.6°   Azimuth: 246.3°   Direction: West-South-West

NGC 55 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Sculptor constellation. NGC 55 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 55 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 0.995x0.995 degrees (59.7x59.7 arcmins).

Image of NGC 55 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor star
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DSS2 image of NGC 55 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (29.85 arcmin) and minor (3.05 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 55

NGC 55
Galaxy
Sculptor

NGC 55 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -32.6°
Azimuth: 246.3°
Direction: West-South-West

See also NGC 55 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 7.87, NGC 55 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 40-50mm aperture or a small telescope.

Available Resources for NGC 55 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor

Photometric information of NGC 55

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 55 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).

8.58
7.87
6.98
6.55
6.25

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 55.

22.52 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 55

The following table reports NGC 55 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 55 is a visual representation of it.
29.85 arcmin
3.05 arcmin
101°

NGC 55 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor morphological classification

NGC 55 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor is classified as Barred Spiral (Bm) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 55 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 55 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 55 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor, Barred Spiral (Bm).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 55

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 55 are provided in the following table:

00h 14m 53s
-39° 11’ 48”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 55 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 55 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 55 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor.

Finder chart NGC 55 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 55 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor.

Rise and set times of NGC 55 from your location

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

NGC 55 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom