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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:57  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:27
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NGC 281 - HII Ionized region in Cassiopeia

Altitude: 83.1°   Azimuth: 39.1°   Direction: North-East

NGC 281 is a HII Ionized region in the Cassiopeia constellation. NGC 281 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 281 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 1.1666666666667x1.1666666666667 degrees (70x70 arcmins).

Image of NGC 281 - HII Ionized region in Cassiopeia star
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DSS2 image of NGC 281 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (35 arcmin) and minor (30 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 281

NGC 281
HII Ionized region
Cassiopeia

NGC 281 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 83.1°
Azimuth: 39.1°
Direction: North-East

See also NGC 281 rise and set times.

Available Resources for NGC 281 - HII Ionized region in Cassiopeia

Apparent size of NGC 281

The following table reports NGC 281 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 281 is a visual representation of it.
35 arcmin
30 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 281

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 281 are provided in the following table:

00h 52m 59s
+56° 37’ 18”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 281 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 281 - HII Ionized region in Cassiopeia star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 281 - HII Ionized region in Cassiopeia.

Finder chart NGC 281 - HII Ionized region in Cassiopeia star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 281 - HII Ionized region in Cassiopeia.

Rise and set times of NGC 281 from your location

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

NGC 281 - HII Ionized region in Cassiopeia is circumpolar and transits at 14:37 UTC (altitude: 84.9°)