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TimezoneEurope/London
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Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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NGC 2023 - Reflection Nebula in Orion

Above the horizon.  Rise: 4:49 | Tran: 10:36 | Set: 16:23
Alt: 12.71°   Az: 110.36°   Direction: East-South-East

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.

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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 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

Apparent

05h 42m 52s
-02° 14’ 54”
19h 35m 01s
01h 17m 54s

J2000

05h 41m 38s
-02° 15’ 33”

Finder Chart

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.

Apparent Size

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

Rise and Set Times

Location: Greenwich, UK
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, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 92.2°
Max altitude: 36.3°
Azimuth: 267.8°