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NGC 5846A - Elliptical Galaxy

NGC 5846A is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Virgo constellation. NGC 5846A 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 5846A
Galaxy
Virgo
  • NGC 5846A is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 26° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 13.37, NGC 5846A is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 5846A

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5846A 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).

14.1
13.37

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 5846A.

24.08 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 5846A

The following table reports NGC 5846A apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5846A is a visual representation of it.
3.16 arcmin
2.22 arcmin
112°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 5846A

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5846A 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 5846A - Elliptical Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5846A in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (3.16 arcmin) and minor (2.22 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 5846A - Elliptical Galaxy morphological classification

NGC 5846A - 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 5846A - Elliptical Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 5846A - Elliptical Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 5846A - Elliptical Galaxy, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5846A

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5846A are provided in the following table:

15h 06m 29s
+01° 35’ 41”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5846A 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 5846A - Elliptical Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5846A - Elliptical Galaxy.

Finder chart NGC 5846A - Elliptical Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5846A - Elliptical Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of NGC 5846A from your location

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

Today's NGC 5846A - 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: 88.4°
Max altitude: 40.1°
Azimuth: 271.6°
NGC 5846A - Elliptical Galaxy is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom