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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.

NGC 2238
HII Ionized region
Monoceros
  • NGC 2238 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 6° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 6, NGC 2238 is easily visible with the help of a small binocular.
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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).

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For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of NGC 2238

The 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.
80 arcmin
60 arcmin

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).

Image of NGC 2238 (Rosette Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Monoceros star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2238 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (80 arcmin) and minor (60 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2238

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2238 are provided in the following table:

06h 30m 39s
+05° 00’ 47”

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°.

Finder chart NGC 2238 (Rosette Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Monoceros star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2238 (Rosette Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Monoceros.

Finder chart NGC 2238 (Rosette Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Monoceros star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2238 (Rosette Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Monoceros.

Rise ans set times of NGC 2238 from your location

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

Today's NGC 2238 (Rosette Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Monoceros rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 85.0°
Max altitude: 43.5°
Azimuth: 275.0°
NGC 2238 (Rosette Nebula) - HII Ionized region in Monoceros is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom