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NGC 5916A - Galaxy

NGC 5916A is a Galaxy in the Libra constellation. NGC 5916A 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 5916A
  • NGC 5916A is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15, NGC 5916A is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 5916A

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5916A 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).


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 5916A.

23.2 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 5916A

The following table reports NGC 5916A apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5916A is a visual representation of it.
1.38 arcmin
0.44 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 5916A

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5916A 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 5916A -  Galaxy star
DSS2 image of NGC 5916A in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.38 arcmin) and minor (0.44 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 5916A - Galaxy morphological classification

NGC 5916A - Galaxy is classified as according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 5916A - Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 5916A - Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 5916A - Galaxy, .
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5916A

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5916A are provided in the following table:

15h 21m 14s
-13° 06’ 02”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5916A 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 5916A -  Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5916A - Galaxy.

Finder chart NGC 5916A -  Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5916A - Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of NGC 5916A from your location

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

Today's NGC 5916A - Galaxy rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 103.1°
Max altitude: 25.4°
Azimuth: 256.9°
NGC 5916A - Galaxy is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom