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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:00 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:07
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NGC 2115A - Elliptical Galaxy in Pictor

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -69.79°   Az: 259.76°   Direction: West

NGC 2115A is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Pictor constellation. NGC 2115A is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 14.15, NGC 2115A is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2115A 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 2115A - Elliptical Galaxy in Pictor star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2115A in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.21 arcmin) and minor (1.06 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

05h 51m 55s
-50° 34’ 40”
09h 50m 33s
15h 42m 29s

J2000

05h 51m 20s
-50° 34’ 58”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2115A 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 2115A - Elliptical Galaxy in Pictor star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2115A - Elliptical Galaxy in Pictor.

Finder chart NGC 2115A - Elliptical Galaxy in Pictor star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2115A - Elliptical Galaxy in Pictor.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2115A 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).

14.15
11.59
10.93
10.63

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 2115A.

23.45 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 2115A apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2115A is a visual representation of it.
1.21 arcmin
1.06 arcmin
59°

Morphological Classification

NGC 2115A - Elliptical Galaxy in Pictor 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 2115A - Elliptical Galaxy in Pictor in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2115A - Elliptical Galaxy in Pictor
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2115A - Elliptical Galaxy in Pictor, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

NGC 2115A - Elliptical Galaxy in Pictor is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK