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NGC 2717 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Pyxis

NGC 2717 is a Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in the Pyxis constellation. NGC 2717 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 2717
Galaxy
Pyxis
  • NGC 2717 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 13.21, NGC 2717 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 2717

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2717 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).

13.21
9.62
8.84
8.61

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 2717.

23.68 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 2717

The following table reports NGC 2717 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2717 is a visual representation of it.
2.03 arcmin
1.69 arcmin
12°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 2717

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2717 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 2717 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Pyxis star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2717 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.03 arcmin) and minor (1.69 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 2717 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Pyxis morphological classification

NGC 2717 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Pyxis is classified as Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 2717 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Pyxis in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2717 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Pyxis
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2717 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Pyxis, Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2717

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2717 are provided in the following table:

08h 57m 01s
-24° 40’ 26”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2717 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 2717 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Pyxis star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2717 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Pyxis.

Finder chart NGC 2717 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Pyxis star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2717 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Pyxis.

Rise ans set times of NGC 2717 from your location

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

Today's NGC 2717 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Pyxis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 114.7°
Max altitude: 13.8°
Azimuth: 245.3°
NGC 2717 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Pyxis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom