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NGC 2023 - Reflection Nebula in Orion

Altitude: -17.7°   Azimuth: 289.5°   Direction: West-North-West

NGC 2023 is a Reflection Nebula in the Orion constellation. NGC 2023 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

NGC 2023
Reflection Nebula
Orion

NGC 2023 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -17.7°
Azimuth: 289.5°
Direction: West-North-West

See also NGC 2023 rise and set times.

Available Resources for NGC 2023 - Reflection Nebula in Orion

Apparent size of NGC 2023

The following table reports NGC 2023 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2023 is a visual representation of it.
10 arcmin
8 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 2023

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2023 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 2023 - Reflection Nebula in Orion star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2023 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (10 arcmin) and minor (8 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2023

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2023 are provided in the following table:

05h 41m 38s
-02° 15’ 33”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2023 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 2023 - Reflection Nebula in Orion star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2023 - Reflection Nebula in Orion.

Finder chart NGC 2023 - Reflection Nebula in Orion star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2023 - Reflection Nebula in Orion.

Rise ans set times of NGC 2023 from your location

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

Today's NGC 2023 - Reflection Nebula in Orion rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 92.3°
Max altitude: 36.3°
Azimuth: 267.7°