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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:10 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:02
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NGC 2278 - Double Star in Gemini

Above the horizon.  Rise: 2:10 | Tran: 11:51 | Set: 21:31
Alt: 0.75°   Az: 330.08°   Direction: North-North-West

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.

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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 2278 - Double Star in Gemini star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2278 in the Red band.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

06h 49m 52s
+33° 21’ 54”
09h 33m 20s
16h 23m 13s

J2000

06h 48m 15s
+33° 23’ 39”

Finder Chart

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 in Gemini star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2278 - Double Star in Gemini.

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

Rise and Set Times

Location: Greenwich, UK
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's NGC 2278 - Double Star in Gemini rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.6°
Max altitude: 71.9°
Azimuth: 303.4°