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TimezoneEurope/London
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Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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NGC 5803 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Libra

Below the horizon.  Rise: 15:00 | Tran: 19:46 | Set: 0:31
Alt: -52.37°   Az: 353.69°   Direction: North

NGC 5803 is a Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in the Libra constellation. NGC 5803 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. Given its B magnitude of 15.4, NGC 5803 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5803 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 5803 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Libra star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5803 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.67 arcmin) and minor (0.5 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

15h 01m 56s
-13° 59’ 26”
11h 44m 08s
02h 46m 04s

J2000

15h 00m 34s
-13° 53’ 39”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5803 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 5803 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Libra star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5803 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Libra.

Finder chart NGC 5803 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Libra star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5803 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Libra.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5803 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).

15.4
12.36
11.48
11.19

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 5803.

23.65 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 5803 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5803 is a visual representation of it.
0.67 arcmin
0.5 arcmin
111°

Morphological Classification

NGC 5803 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Libra is classified as Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 5803 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Libra in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 5803 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Libra
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 5803 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Libra, Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0).
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

Today's NGC 5803 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Libra rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 104.0°
Max altitude: 24.5°
Azimuth: 256.0°