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NGC 2222 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pictor

NGC 2222 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Pictor constellation. NGC 2222 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 2222
Galaxy
Pictor
  • NGC 2222 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.21, NGC 2222 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 2222

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2222 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).

14.21

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 2222.

23.07 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 2222

The following table reports NGC 2222 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2222 is a visual representation of it.
1.35 arcmin
0.38 arcmin
148°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 2222

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2222 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 2222 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pictor star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2222 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.35 arcmin) and minor (0.38 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 2222 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pictor morphological classification

NGC 2222 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pictor is classified as Barred Spiral (Ba) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 2222 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pictor in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2222 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pictor
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2222 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pictor, Barred Spiral (Ba).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2222

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2222 are provided in the following table:

06h 20m 17s
-57° 32’ 03”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2222 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 2222 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pictor star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2222 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pictor.

Finder chart NGC 2222 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pictor star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2222 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pictor.

Rise ans set times of NGC 2222 from your location

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

NGC 2222 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pictor is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]