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TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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NGC 5976 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 22.62°   Az: 346.53°   Direction: North-North-West

NGC 5976 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Draco constellation. NGC 5976 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 15.9, NGC 5976 is visible only through long exposure photography.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 5976 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 5976 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco star
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DSS2 image of NGC 5976 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.98 arcmin) and minor (0.33 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

15h 37m 18s
+59° 19’ 04”
10h 20m 18s
01h 57m 37s

J2000

15h 36m 47s
+59° 23’ 51”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 5976 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 5976 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5976 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco.

Finder chart NGC 5976 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 5976 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 5976 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).

15.9
12.77
11.98
11.97

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 5976.

24.41 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 5976 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 5976 is a visual representation of it.
0.98 arcmin
0.33 arcmin
125°

Morphological Classification

NGC 5976 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco is classified as Lenticular (S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 5976 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 5976 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 5976 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

NGC 5976 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco is circumpolar and transits at 19:56 UTC (altitude: 82.2°)