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NGC 2040 - Nebula in Dorado

NGC 2040 is a Nebula in the Dorado constellation. NGC 2040 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 2040
Nebula
Dorado
  • NGC 2040 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 11.47, NGC 2040 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.
Available Resources for NGC 2040 - Nebula in Dorado

Photometric information of NGC 2040

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2040 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).

11.47

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of NGC 2040

The following table reports NGC 2040 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2040 is a visual representation of it.
2.1 arcmin
1.7 arcmin
160°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 2040

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2040 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 2040 - Nebula in Dorado star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2040 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.1 arcmin) and minor (1.7 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2040

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2040 are provided in the following table:

05h 36m 06s
-67° 34’ 06”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2040 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 2040 - Nebula in Dorado star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2040 - Nebula in Dorado.

Finder chart NGC 2040 - Nebula in Dorado star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2040 - Nebula in Dorado.

Rise ans set times of NGC 2040 from your location

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

NGC 2040 - Nebula in Dorado is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]