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NGC 2228 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado

NGC 2228 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Dorado constellation. NGC 2228 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 2228
Galaxy
Dorado
  • NGC 2228 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.6, NGC 2228 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
Available Resources for NGC 2228 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado

Photometric information of NGC 2228

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2228 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).

14.6
10.81
10.13
9.79

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 2228.

23.32 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 2228

The following table reports NGC 2228 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2228 is a visual representation of it.
0.99 arcmin
0.84 arcmin
42°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 2228

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2228 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 2228 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2228 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.99 arcmin) and minor (0.84 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 2228 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado morphological classification

NGC 2228 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado is classified as Lenticular (S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 2228 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2228 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2228 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2228

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2228 are provided in the following table:

06h 21m 15s
-64° 27’ 32”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2228 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 2228 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2228 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado.

Finder chart NGC 2228 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2228 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado.

Rise ans set times of NGC 2228 from your location

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

NGC 2228 - Lenticular Galaxy in Dorado is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]