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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:25
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NGC 2523B - Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis

Altitude: 35.8°   Azimuth: 7.1°   Direction: North

NGC 2523B is a Spiral Galaxy in the Camelopardalis constellation. NGC 2523B is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2523B 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 2523B - Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2523B in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.87 arcmin) and minor (0.25 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 2523B

NGC 2523B
Galaxy
Camelopardalis

NGC 2523B is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 35.8°
Azimuth: 7.1°
Direction: North

See also NGC 2523B rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.8, NGC 2523B is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 2523B - Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis

Photometric information of NGC 2523B

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2523B 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).

14.8
11.1
10.37
9.6

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 2523B.

23.53 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 2523B

The following table reports NGC 2523B apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2523B is a visual representation of it.
1.87 arcmin
0.25 arcmin
91°

NGC 2523B - Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis morphological classification

NGC 2523B - Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis is classified as Spiral (SAb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 2523B - Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2523B - Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2523B - Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis, Spiral (SAb).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2523B

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2523B are provided in the following table:

08h 12m 56s
+73° 33’ 47”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2523B 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 2523B - Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2523B - Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis.

Finder chart NGC 2523B - Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2523B - Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis.

Rise and set times of NGC 2523B from your location

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

NGC 2523B - Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 21:59 UTC (altitude: 67.9°)