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NGC 5813 - Elliptical Galaxy

NGC 5813 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Virgo constellation. NGC 5813 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.

NGC 5813
Galaxy
Virgo
  • NGC 5813 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 10.46, NGC 5813 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.
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Photometric information of NGC 5813

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5813 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).

11.45
10.46
8.34
7.63
7.41

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 5813.

23.45 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 5813

The following table reports NGC 5813 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5813 is a visual representation of it.
4.13 arcmin
2.7 arcmin
143°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 5813

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5813 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 5813 - Elliptical Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5813 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (4.13 arcmin) and minor (2.7 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 5813 - Elliptical Galaxy morphological classification

NGC 5813 - Elliptical Galaxy is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 5813 - Elliptical Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 5813 - Elliptical Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 5813 - Elliptical Galaxy, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5813

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5813 are provided in the following table:

15h 01m 10s
+01° 42’ 07”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5813 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 5813 - Elliptical Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5813 - Elliptical Galaxy.

Finder chart NGC 5813 - Elliptical Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5813 - Elliptical Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of NGC 5813 from your location

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

Today's NGC 5813 - Elliptical Galaxy rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 88.3°
Max altitude: 40.2°
Azimuth: 271.7°
NGC 5813 - Elliptical Galaxy is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom