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north SunriseRise: 7:44  
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NGC 2551 - Lenticular Galaxy in Camelopardalis

Altitude: 35.5°   Azimuth: 353.6°   Direction: North

NGC 2551 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Camelopardalis constellation. NGC 2551 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.

NGC 2551
Galaxy
Camelopardalis

NGC 2551 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 35.5°
Azimuth: 353.6°
Direction: North

See also NGC 2551 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 12.11, NGC 2551 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 2551 - Lenticular Galaxy in Camelopardalis

Photometric information of NGC 2551

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2551 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).

13.1
12.11
10.27
9.64
9.37

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 2551.

22.69 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 2551

The following table reports NGC 2551 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2551 is a visual representation of it.
1.57 arcmin
1.09 arcmin
53°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 2551

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2551 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 2551 - Lenticular Galaxy in Camelopardalis star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2551 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.57 arcmin) and minor (1.09 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 2551 - Lenticular Galaxy in Camelopardalis morphological classification

NGC 2551 - Lenticular Galaxy in Camelopardalis is classified as Lenticular (S0-Aa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 2551 - Lenticular Galaxy in Camelopardalis in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2551 - Lenticular Galaxy in Camelopardalis
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2551 - Lenticular Galaxy in Camelopardalis, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2551

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2551 are provided in the following table:

08h 24m 50s
+73° 24’ 43”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2551 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 2551 - Lenticular Galaxy in Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2551 - Lenticular Galaxy in Camelopardalis.

Finder chart NGC 2551 - Lenticular Galaxy in Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2551 - Lenticular Galaxy in Camelopardalis.

Rise ans set times of NGC 2551 from your location

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

NGC 2551 - Lenticular Galaxy in Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 03:37 UTC (altitude: 68.1°)