NGC 2238 (Rosette Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Monoceros
NGC 2238 is a HII Ionized region in the Monoceros constellation. NGC 2238 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.
See also NGC 2238 rise and set times.
Given its B magnitude of 6, NGC 2238 is easily visible with the help of a small binocular.
Photometric information of NGC 2238
The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2238 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).
For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.
Apparent size of NGC 2238The following table reports NGC 2238 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2238 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 2238
The image below is a photograph of NGC 2238 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 2.6666666666667x2.6666666666667 degrees (160x160 arcmins).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2238
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2238 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2238 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of NGC 2238 from your location
Today's NGC 2238 (Rosette Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Monoceros rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):