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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:12 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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NGC 2148 - Spiral Galaxy in Pictor

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -82.35°   Az: 181.51°   Direction: South

NGC 2148 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Pictor constellation. NGC 2148 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 2148 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 2148 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 2148 - Spiral Galaxy in Pictor star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2148 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.17 arcmin) and minor (0.82 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

05h 59m 06s
-59° 07’ 30”
11h 58m 26s
17h 57m 32s

J2000

05h 58m 45s
-59° 07’ 32”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2148 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 2148 - Spiral Galaxy in Pictor star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2148 - Spiral Galaxy in Pictor.

Finder chart NGC 2148 - Spiral Galaxy in Pictor star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2148 - Spiral Galaxy in Pictor.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2148 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
11.11
10.36
10.12

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 2148.

23.35 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 2148 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2148 is a visual representation of it.
1.17 arcmin
0.82 arcmin
157°

Morphological Classification

NGC 2148 - Spiral Galaxy in Pictor is classified as Spiral (SAb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 2148 - Spiral Galaxy in Pictor in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2148 - Spiral Galaxy in Pictor
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2148 - Spiral Galaxy in Pictor, Spiral (SAb).
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 2148 - Spiral Galaxy in Pictor is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK