NGC 2261 (Hubble's Nebula) - Reflection Nebula in Monoceros
NGC 2261 is a Reflection Nebula in the Monoceros constellation. NGC 2261 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 2261 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
See also NGC 2261 rise and set times.
Given its visual magnitude of 11.85, NGC 2261 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
Photometric information of NGC 2261
The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2261 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 2261The following table reports NGC 2261 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2261 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 2261
The image below is a photograph of NGC 2261 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).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2261
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2261 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2261 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 2261 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's NGC 2261 (Hubble's Nebula) - Reflection Nebula in Monoceros rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):