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NGC 5720 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes

Altitude: 71.6°   Azimuth: 80.4°   Direction: East

NGC 5720 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Boötes constellation. NGC 5720 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5720 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 5720 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5720 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.9 arcmin) and minor (1.23 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 5720

NGC 5720
Galaxy
Boötes

NGC 5720 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 71.6°
Azimuth: 80.4°
Direction: East

See also NGC 5720 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.7, NGC 5720 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 5720 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes

Photometric information of NGC 5720

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5720 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).

14.7
11.25
10.51
10.27

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 5720.

24.27 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 5720

The following table reports NGC 5720 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5720 is a visual representation of it.
1.9 arcmin
1.23 arcmin
132°

NGC 5720 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes morphological classification

NGC 5720 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes is classified as Barred Spiral (Bb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 5720 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 5720 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 5720 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes, Barred Spiral (Bb).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5720

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5720 are provided in the following table:

14h 38m 33s
+50° 48’ 54”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5720 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 5720 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5720 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes.

Finder chart NGC 5720 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5720 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes.

Rise and set times of NGC 5720 from your location

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

NGC 5720 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes is circumpolar and transits at 00:40 UTC (altitude: 89.3°)