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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:12 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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NGC 2212 - Lenticular Galaxy in Canis Major

Below the horizon.  Rise: 6:54 | Tran: 11:13 | Set: 15:32
Alt: -52.49°   Az: 322.98°   Direction: North-West

NGC 2212 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Canis Major constellation. NGC 2212 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Given its B magnitude of 14.49, NGC 2212 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 2212 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 2212 - Lenticular Galaxy in Canis Major star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2212 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.28 arcmin) and minor (0.69 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

06h 19m 40s
-18° 31’ 51”
10h 29m 00s
16h 48m 40s

J2000

06h 18m 35s
-18° 31’ 09”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2212 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 2212 - Lenticular Galaxy in Canis Major star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2212 - Lenticular Galaxy in Canis Major.

Finder chart NGC 2212 - Lenticular Galaxy in Canis Major star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2212 - Lenticular Galaxy in Canis Major.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2212 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).

14.49
12.58
11.95
12.11

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 2212.

23.8 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 2212 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2212 is a visual representation of it.
1.28 arcmin
0.69 arcmin
147°

Morphological Classification

NGC 2212 - Lenticular Galaxy in Canis Major is classified as Lenticular (S0-Aa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 2212 - Lenticular Galaxy in Canis Major in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2212 - Lenticular Galaxy in Canis Major
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2212 - Lenticular Galaxy in Canis Major, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
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 2212 - Lenticular Galaxy in Canis Major rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 108.5°
Max altitude: 20.0°
Azimuth: 251.5°