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NGC 2305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Volans

NGC 2305 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Volans constellation. NGC 2305 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 2305
Galaxy
Volans
  • NGC 2305 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 12.82, NGC 2305 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
Available Resources for NGC 2305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Volans

Photometric information of NGC 2305

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2305 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).

12.82
9.35
8.67
8.45

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 2305.

23.02 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 2305

The following table reports NGC 2305 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2305 is a visual representation of it.
1.94 arcmin
1.04 arcmin
137°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 2305

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2305 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 2305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Volans star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2305 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.94 arcmin) and minor (1.04 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 2305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Volans morphological classification

NGC 2305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Volans 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 2305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Volans in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Volans
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Volans, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2305

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2305 are provided in the following table:

06h 48m 37s
-64° 16’ 23”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2305 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 2305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Volans star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Volans.

Finder chart NGC 2305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Volans star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Volans.

Rise ans set times of NGC 2305 from your location

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

NGC 2305 - Elliptical Galaxy in Volans is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]