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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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NGC 2602 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 68.9°   Azimuth: 72.6°   Direction: East-North-East

NGC 2602 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Ursa Major constellation. NGC 2602 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2602 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 2602 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2602 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.65 arcmin) and minor (0.41 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 2602

NGC 2602
Galaxy
Ursa Major

NGC 2602 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: 68.9°
Azimuth: 72.6°
Direction: East-North-East

See also NGC 2602 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.4, NGC 2602 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 2602 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major

Photometric information of NGC 2602

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2602 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
12.54
11.95
11.63

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 2602.

23.15 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 2602

The following table reports NGC 2602 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2602 is a visual representation of it.
0.65 arcmin
0.41 arcmin
26°

NGC 2602 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major morphological classification

NGC 2602 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major 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 2602 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2602 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2602 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2602

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2602 are provided in the following table:

08h 35m 03s
+52° 49’ 53”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2602 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 2602 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2602 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major.

Finder chart NGC 2602 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2602 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major.

Rise and set times of NGC 2602 from your location

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

NGC 2602 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major is circumpolar and transits at 14:30 UTC (altitude: 88.6°)