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NGC 2012 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Mensa

NGC 2012 is a Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in the Mensa constellation. NGC 2012 is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere.

NGC 2012
Galaxy
Mensa
  • NGC 2012 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.49, NGC 2012 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
Available Resources for NGC 2012 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Mensa

Photometric information of NGC 2012

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2012 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).

14.49
10.65
9.95
9.63

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 2012.

23.29 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 2012

The following table reports NGC 2012 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2012 is a visual representation of it.
1.29 arcmin
0.76 arcmin
113°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 2012

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2012 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 2012 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Mensa star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2012 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.29 arcmin) and minor (0.76 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 2012 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Mensa morphological classification

NGC 2012 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Mensa is classified as Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 2012 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Mensa in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2012 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Mensa
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2012 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Mensa, Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2012

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2012 are provided in the following table:

05h 22m 35s
-79° 51’ 06”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2012 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 2012 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Mensa star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2012 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Mensa.

Finder chart NGC 2012 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Mensa star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2012 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Mensa.

Rise ans set times of NGC 2012 from your location

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

NGC 2012 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Mensa is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]