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NGC 2278 - Double Star

NGC 2278 is a Double Star in the Gemini constellation. NGC 2278 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 2278
Double Star
Gemini
  • NGC 2278 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 72° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
Available Resources for NGC 2278 - Double Star

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 2278

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2278 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 2278 - Double Star star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2278 in the Red band.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2278

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2278 are provided in the following table:

06h 48m 15s
+33° 23’ 39”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2278 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 2278 - Double Star star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2278 - Double Star.

Finder chart NGC 2278 - Double Star star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2278 - Double Star.

Rise ans set times of NGC 2278 from your location

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

Today's NGC 2278 - Double Star rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.6°
Max altitude: 71.9°
Azimuth: 303.4°
NGC 2278 - Double Star is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom