Galaxy NGC 55

Physical Properties

Revised+Historic NGC/IC Version 22/9, © 2022 Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
Designation NGC 55
Type Gx (SBm)
Right Ascension (J2000.0) 00h 15m 08.0s
Declination (J2000.0) -39° 13' 10"
Diameter 31.2 × 5.9 arcmin
Photographic (blue) magnitude 8.4 mag
Visual magnitude 7.9 mag
Surface brightness 13.4 mag·arcmin-2
Position Angle 108°
Redshift (z) 0.000430
Distance derived from z 1.82 Mpc
Metric Distance 1.940 Mpc
Identification, Remarks h 2315; GC 27; ESO 293-50; MCG -7-1-13

Finder Chart

With a declination of -39° in the constellation Sculptor the galaxy NGC 55 is not visible from central Europe. Because the earth is round, for each 111 km more south you travel the galaxy rises 1° higher above the southern horizon. On 26 September it in opposition with the Sun and is therefore highest in the sky at local midnight.

Finder Chart Galaxy NGC 55
Galaxy NGC 55 in constellation Sculptor. Charts created using SkySafari 6 Pro and STScI Digitized Sky Survey. Limiting magnitudes: Constellation chart ~6.5 mag, DSS2 close-ups ~20 mag. [149, 160]

Objects Within a Radius of 30°

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