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NGC 2442 - Spiral Galaxy in Volans

NGC 2442 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Volans constellation. NGC 2442 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 2442
Galaxy
Volans
  • NGC 2442 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 10.42, NGC 2442 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.
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Photometric information of NGC 2442

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2442 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).

11.15
10.42
7.88
7.21
6.87

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 2442.

23.21 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 2442

The following table reports NGC 2442 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2442 is a visual representation of it.
4.68 arcmin
3.09 arcmin
23°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 2442

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2442 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 2442 - Spiral Galaxy in Volans star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2442 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (4.68 arcmin) and minor (3.09 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 2442 - Spiral Galaxy in Volans morphological classification

NGC 2442 - Spiral Galaxy in Volans is classified as Spiral (SAbc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 2442 - Spiral Galaxy in Volans in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2442 - Spiral Galaxy in Volans
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2442 - Spiral Galaxy in Volans, Spiral (SAbc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2442

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2442 are provided in the following table:

07h 36m 24s
-69° 31’ 50”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2442 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 2442 - Spiral Galaxy in Volans star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2442 - Spiral Galaxy in Volans.

Finder chart NGC 2442 - Spiral Galaxy in Volans star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2442 - Spiral Galaxy in Volans.

Rise ans set times of NGC 2442 from your location

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

NGC 2442 - Spiral Galaxy in Volans is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]