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NGC 2296 - Elliptical Galaxy in Canis Major

Altitude: -4.9°   Azimuth: 111.2°   Direction: East-South-East

NGC 2296 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Canis Major constellation. NGC 2296 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.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2296 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 2296 - Elliptical Galaxy in Canis Major star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2296 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.2 arcmin) and minor (0.96 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 2296

NGC 2296
Galaxy
Canis Major

NGC 2296 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -4.9°
Azimuth: 111.2°
Direction: East-South-East

See also NGC 2296 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 13.6, NGC 2296 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 2296 - Elliptical Galaxy in Canis Major

Photometric information of NGC 2296

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2296 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).

13.6

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

The surface brightess reported below is an indication of the brightness per unit of angular area of NGC 2296.

22.77 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 2296

The following table reports NGC 2296 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2296 is a visual representation of it.
1.2 arcmin
0.96 arcmin
20°

NGC 2296 - Elliptical Galaxy in Canis Major morphological classification

NGC 2296 - Elliptical Galaxy in Canis Major is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 2296 - Elliptical Galaxy in Canis Major in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2296 - Elliptical Galaxy in Canis Major
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2296 - Elliptical Galaxy in Canis Major, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2296

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2296 are provided in the following table:

06h 48m 38s
-16° 54’ 06”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2296 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 2296 - Elliptical Galaxy in Canis Major star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2296 - Elliptical Galaxy in Canis Major.

Finder chart NGC 2296 - Elliptical Galaxy in Canis Major star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2296 - Elliptical Galaxy in Canis Major.

Rise and set times of NGC 2296 from your location

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

Today's NGC 2296 - Elliptical Galaxy in Canis Major rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 106.9°
Max altitude: 21.6°
Azimuth: 253.1°