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NGC 5859 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes

Altitude: -2.0°   Azimuth: 54.4°   Direction: North-East

NGC 5859 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Boötes constellation. NGC 5859 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.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5859 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 5859 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5859 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.55 arcmin) and minor (0.63 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 5859

NGC 5859
Galaxy
Boötes

NGC 5859 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -2.0°
Azimuth: 54.4°
Direction: North-East

See also NGC 5859 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 12.47, NGC 5859 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 5859 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes

Photometric information of NGC 5859

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5859 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).

13.1
12.47
10.27
9.5
9.19

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 5859.

22.99 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 5859

The following table reports NGC 5859 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5859 is a visual representation of it.
2.55 arcmin
0.63 arcmin
134°

NGC 5859 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes morphological classification

NGC 5859 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes is classified as Barred Spiral (Bbc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 5859 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 5859 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 5859 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes, Barred Spiral (Bbc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5859

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5859 are provided in the following table:

15h 07m 35s
+19° 34’ 56”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5859 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 5859 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5859 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes.

Finder chart NGC 5859 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5859 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes.

Rise and set times of NGC 5859 from your location

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

Today's NGC 5859 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Boötes rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 70.4°
Max altitude: 58.1°
Azimuth: 289.6°