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NGC 986A - Galaxy in Fornax

Altitude: -48.0°   Azimuth: 97.1°   Direction: East

NGC 986A is a Galaxy in the Fornax constellation. NGC 986A is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 986A 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 986A - Galaxy in Fornax star
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DSS2 image of NGC 986A in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.85 arcmin) and minor (0.29 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 986A

NGC 986A
Galaxy
Fornax

NGC 986A is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -48.0°
Azimuth: 97.1°
Direction: East

See also NGC 986A rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 13.97, NGC 986A is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 986A - Galaxy in Fornax

Photometric information of NGC 986A

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 986A 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).

14.86
13.97

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 986A.

24.68 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 986A

The following table reports NGC 986A apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 986A is a visual representation of it.
1.85 arcmin
0.29 arcmin
78°

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 986A

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 986A are provided in the following table:

02h 32m 40s
-39° 17’ 45”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 986A 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 986A - Galaxy in Fornax star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 986A - Galaxy in Fornax.

Finder chart NGC 986A - Galaxy in Fornax star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 986A - Galaxy in Fornax.

Rise and set times of NGC 986A from your location

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

NGC 986A - Galaxy in Fornax is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt