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TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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NGC 2576 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer

Above the horizon.  Rise: 4:43 | Tran: 13:09 | Set: 21:35
Alt: 58.78°   Az: 136.99°   Direction: South-East

NGC 2576 is a Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in the Cancer constellation. NGC 2576 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 15.4, NGC 2576 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2576 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of NGC 2576 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2576 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.61 arcmin) and minor (0.3 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

08h 24m 26s
+25° 39’ 30”
22h 27m 37s
06h 52m 03s

J2000

08h 22m 58s
+25° 44’ 19”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2576 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 2576 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2576 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer.

Finder chart NGC 2576 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2576 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2576 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).

15.4
12.26
11.44
10.6

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 2576.

23.81 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports NGC 2576 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2576 is a visual representation of it.
1.61 arcmin
0.3 arcmin
40°

Morphological Classification

NGC 2576 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer is classified as Intermediate Spiral (SABb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 2576 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2576 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2576 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer, Intermediate Spiral (SABb).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's NGC 2576 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 64.3°
Max altitude: 64.2°
Azimuth: 295.7°