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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:57  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:27
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NGC 185 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cassiopeia

Altitude: 71.9°   Azimuth: 89.0°   Direction: East

NGC 185 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Cassiopeia constellation. NGC 185 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 185 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 0.43133333333333x0.43133333333333 degrees (25.88x25.88 arcmins).

Image of NGC 185 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cassiopeia star
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DSS2 image of NGC 185 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (12.94 arcmin) and minor (10.76 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 185

NGC 185
Galaxy
Cassiopeia

NGC 185 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 71.9°
Azimuth: 89.0°
Direction: East

See also NGC 185 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 9.2, NGC 185 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 60-70mm aperture or a small telescope.

Available Resources for NGC 185 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cassiopeia

Photometric information of NGC 185

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 185 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).

15.71
9.2
7.32
6.7
6.56

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 185.

24.58 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 185

The following table reports NGC 185 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 185 is a visual representation of it.
12.94 arcmin
10.76 arcmin
38°

NGC 185 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cassiopeia morphological classification

NGC 185 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cassiopeia is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 185 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cassiopeia in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 185 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cassiopeia
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 185 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cassiopeia, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 185

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 185 are provided in the following table:

00h 38m 57s
+48° 20’ 14”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 185 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 185 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cassiopeia star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 185 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cassiopeia.

Finder chart NGC 185 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cassiopeia star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 185 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cassiopeia.

Rise and set times of NGC 185 from your location

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

NGC 185 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cassiopeia is circumpolar and transits at 14:23 UTC (altitude: 86.9°)