NGC 5731 - Spiral Galaxy in Boötes
NGC 5731 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Boötes constellation. NGC 5731 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.
Photometric information of NGC 5731
The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5731 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).
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The surface brightess reported below is an indication of the brightness per unit of angular area of NGC 5731.
Apparent size of NGC 5731The following table reports NGC 5731 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5731 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 5731
The image below is a photograph of NGC 5731 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).
NGC 5731 - Spiral Galaxy in Boötes morphological classification
NGC 5731 - Spiral Galaxy in Boötes 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 5731 - Spiral Galaxy in Boötes in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5731
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5731 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5731 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of NGC 5731 from your location
NGC 5731 - Spiral Galaxy in Boötes is circumpolar and transits at 22:14 UTC (altitude: 81.3°)