NGC 281 - HII Ionized region in Cassiopeia
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.
Apparent size of NGC 281The 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.
Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 281
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).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 281
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 281 are provided in the following table:
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°.
Rise ans set times of NGC 281 from your location
NGC 281 - HII Ionized region in Cassiopeia is circumpolar and transits at 03:11 UTC (altitude: 84.9°)