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NGC 5688 - Spiral Galaxy in Lupus

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -8.97°   Az: 197.52°   Direction: South-South-West

NGC 5688 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Lupus constellation. NGC 5688 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 12.62, NGC 5688 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5688 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 5688 - Spiral Galaxy in Lupus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5688 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (4.13 arcmin) and minor (1.91 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

14h 41m 11s
-45° 07’ 24”
01h 39m 42s
16h 20m 54s

J2000

14h 39m 34s
-45° 01’ 08”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5688 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 5688 - Spiral Galaxy in Lupus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5688 - Spiral Galaxy in Lupus.

Finder chart NGC 5688 - Spiral Galaxy in Lupus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5688 - Spiral Galaxy in Lupus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5688 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).

12.62
9.21
8.49
8.32

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 5688.

23.96 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 5688 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5688 is a visual representation of it.
4.13 arcmin
1.91 arcmin
86°

Morphological Classification

NGC 5688 - Spiral Galaxy in Lupus is classified as Spiral (SAc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 5688 - Spiral Galaxy in Lupus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 5688 - Spiral Galaxy in Lupus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 5688 - Spiral Galaxy in Lupus, Spiral (SAc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

NGC 5688 - Spiral Galaxy in Lupus is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK