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NGC 5640 - Galaxy

NGC 5640 is a Galaxy in the Camelopardalis constellation. NGC 5640 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 5640
  • NGC 5640 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 61° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.4, NGC 5640 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 5640

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5640 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 5640.

23.69 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 5640

The following table reports NGC 5640 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5640 is a visual representation of it.
0.78 arcmin
0.47 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 5640

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5640 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 5640 - Galaxy star
DSS2 image of NGC 5640 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.78 arcmin) and minor (0.47 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5640

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5640 are provided in the following table:

14h 20m 40s
+80° 07’ 23”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5640 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 5640 - Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5640 - Galaxy.

Finder chart NGC 5640 - Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5640 - Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of NGC 5640 from your location

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

NGC 5640 - Galaxy is circumpolar and transits at 11:55 UTC (altitude: 61.4°)