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NGC 2624 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cancer

NGC 2624 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Cancer constellation. NGC 2624 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

NGC 2624
Galaxy
Cancer
  • NGC 2624 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 56° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.5, NGC 2624 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 2624

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2624 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).

14.5
11.97
11.3
11.06

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 2624.

22.96 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 2624

The following table reports NGC 2624 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2624 is a visual representation of it.
0.77 arcmin
0.47 arcmin
35°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 2624

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2624 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 2624 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cancer star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2624 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.77 arcmin) and minor (0.47 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 2624 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cancer morphological classification

NGC 2624 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cancer is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 2624 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cancer in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2624 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cancer
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2624 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cancer, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2624

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2624 are provided in the following table:

08h 38m 09s
+19° 43’ 32”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2624 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 2624 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cancer star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2624 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cancer.

Finder chart NGC 2624 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cancer star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2624 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cancer.

Rise ans set times of NGC 2624 from your location

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

Today's NGC 2624 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cancer rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 70.3°
Max altitude: 58.2°
Azimuth: 289.7°
NGC 2624 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cancer is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom