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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:53 
Transit: 12:55 
Sunset: 20:59
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NGC 215 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix

Altitude: -82.9°   Azimuth: 224.8°   Direction: South-West

NGC 215 is a Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in the Phoenix constellation. NGC 215 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 215 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 215 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix star
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DSS2 image of NGC 215 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.15 arcmin) and minor (0.92 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 215

NGC 215
Galaxy
Phoenix

NGC 215 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -82.9°
Azimuth: 224.8°
Direction: South-West

See also NGC 215 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.08, NGC 215 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 215 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix

Photometric information of NGC 215

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 215 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).

14.08
10.84
10.17
9.84

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 215.

23.11 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 215

The following table reports NGC 215 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 215 is a visual representation of it.
1.15 arcmin
0.92 arcmin
118°

NGC 215 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix morphological classification

NGC 215 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix is classified as Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 215 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 215 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 215 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix, Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 215

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 215 are provided in the following table:

00h 40m 49s
-56° 12’ 51”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 215 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 215 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 215 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix.

Finder chart NGC 215 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 215 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix.

Rise and set times of NGC 215 from your location

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

NGC 215 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom