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NGC 2187B - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado

Altitude: -71.8°   Azimuth: 185.0°   Direction: South

NGC 2187B is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Dorado constellation. NGC 2187B 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 2187B 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 2187B - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2187B in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.67 arcmin) and minor (2.18 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 2187B

NGC 2187B
Galaxy
Dorado

NGC 2187B is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -71.8°
Azimuth: 185.0°
Direction: South

See also NGC 2187B rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 13.16, NGC 2187B is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 2187B - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado

Photometric information of NGC 2187B

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2187B 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).

13.16
9.99
9.2
9.01

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 2187B.

24.28 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 2187B

The following table reports NGC 2187B apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2187B is a visual representation of it.
2.67 arcmin
2.18 arcmin
87°

NGC 2187B - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado morphological classification

NGC 2187B - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado 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 2187B - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2187B - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2187B - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2187B

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2187B are provided in the following table:

06h 03m 51s
-69° 34’ 39”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2187B 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 2187B - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2187B - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado.

Finder chart NGC 2187B - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2187B - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado.

Rise and set times of NGC 2187B from your location

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

NGC 2187B - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt