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NGC 5543 - Spiral Galaxy in Boötes

Altitude: -29.1°   Azimuth: 340.7°   Direction: North-North-West

NGC 5543 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Boötes constellation. NGC 5543 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.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5543 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 5543 - Spiral Galaxy in Boötes star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5543 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.79 arcmin) and minor (0.42 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 5543

NGC 5543
Galaxy
Boötes

NGC 5543 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -29.1°
Azimuth: 340.7°
Direction: North-North-West

See also NGC 5543 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.3, NGC 5543 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 5543 - Spiral Galaxy in Boötes

Photometric information of NGC 5543

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5543 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).

15.3
11.98
11.29
10.93

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 5543.

23.11 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 5543

The following table reports NGC 5543 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5543 is a visual representation of it.
0.79 arcmin
0.42 arcmin
140°

NGC 5543 - Spiral Galaxy in Boötes morphological classification

NGC 5543 - Spiral Galaxy in Boötes is classified as Spiral (SAab) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 5543 - Spiral Galaxy in Boötes in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 5543 - Spiral Galaxy in Boötes
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 5543 - Spiral Galaxy in Boötes, Spiral (SAab).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5543

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5543 are provided in the following table:

14h 18m 03s
+07° 39’ 17”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5543 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 5543 - Spiral Galaxy in Boötes star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5543 - Spiral Galaxy in Boötes.

Finder chart NGC 5543 - Spiral Galaxy in Boötes star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5543 - Spiral Galaxy in Boötes.

Rise and set times of NGC 5543 from your location

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

Today's NGC 5543 - Spiral Galaxy in Boötes rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 82.3°
Max altitude: 46.2°
Azimuth: 277.7°