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NGC 5938 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum Australe

NGC 5938 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Triangulum Australe constellation. NGC 5938 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 5938
Galaxy
Triangulum Australe
  • NGC 5938 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 11.9, NGC 5938 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
Available Resources for NGC 5938 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum Australe

Photometric information of NGC 5938

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5938 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).

11.9
9.23
8.53
8.3

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 5938.

22.79 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 5938

The following table reports NGC 5938 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5938 is a visual representation of it.
2.31 arcmin
1.59 arcmin
15°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 5938

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5938 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 5938 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum Australe star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5938 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.31 arcmin) and minor (1.59 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 5938 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum Australe morphological classification

NGC 5938 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum Australe 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 5938 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum Australe in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 5938 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum Australe
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 5938 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum Australe, Barred Spiral (Bbc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 5938

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 5938 are provided in the following table:

15h 36m 25s
-66° 51’ 34”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5938 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 5938 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum Australe star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5938 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum Australe.

Finder chart NGC 5938 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum Australe star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5938 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum Australe.

Rise ans set times of NGC 5938 from your location

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

NGC 5938 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum Australe is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]