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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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NGC 2131 - Irregular Galaxy in Lepus

Below the horizon.  Rise: 8:09 | Tran: 11:31 | Set: 14:54
Altitude: -41.3°   Azimuth: 81.7°   Direction: East

NGC 2131 is a Irregular Galaxy in the Lepus constellation. NGC 2131 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 14.59, NGC 2131 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2131 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 2131 - Irregular Galaxy in Lepus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2131 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.16 arcmin) and minor (0.49 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Apparent Coordinates

05h 59m 46s
-26° 39’ 09”

J2000 Coordinates

05h 58m 48s
-26° 39’ 11”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2131 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 2131 - Irregular Galaxy in Lepus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2131 - Irregular Galaxy in Lepus.

Finder chart NGC 2131 - Irregular Galaxy in Lepus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2131 - Irregular Galaxy in Lepus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2131 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).

14.59
12.59
11.93
11.83

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 2131.

22.89 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 2131 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2131 is a visual representation of it.
1.16 arcmin
0.49 arcmin
119°

Morphological Classification

NGC 2131 - Irregular Galaxy in Lepus is classified as Irregular (I) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 2131 - Irregular Galaxy in Lepus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2131 - Irregular Galaxy in Lepus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2131 - Irregular Galaxy in Lepus, Irregular (I).
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

Today's NGC 2131 - Irregular Galaxy in Lepus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 116.7°
Max altitude: 11.9°
Azimuth: 243.3°