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NGC 5530 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Lupus

Altitude: -7.6°   Azimuth: 198.9°   Direction: South-South-West

NGC 5530 is a Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in the Lupus constellation. NGC 5530 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 5530 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 5530 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Lupus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5530 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (4.86 arcmin) and minor (2.18 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 5530

NGC 5530
Galaxy
Lupus

NGC 5530 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -7.6°
Azimuth: 198.9°
Direction: South-South-West

See also NGC 5530 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 11, NGC 5530 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 5530 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Lupus

Photometric information of NGC 5530

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5530 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).

11.78
11

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 5530.

23.36 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 5530

The following table reports NGC 5530 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5530 is a visual representation of it.
4.86 arcmin
2.18 arcmin
127°

NGC 5530 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Lupus morphological classification

NGC 5530 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Lupus is classified as Intermediate Spiral (SABb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 5530 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Lupus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 5530 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Lupus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 5530 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Lupus, Intermediate Spiral (SABb).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5530

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5530 are provided in the following table:

14h 18m 26s
-43° 23’ 18”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5530 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 5530 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Lupus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5530 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Lupus.

Finder chart NGC 5530 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Lupus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5530 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Lupus.

Rise and set times of NGC 5530 from your location

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

NGC 5530 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Lupus is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt