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NGC 2823 - Spiral Galaxy in Lynx

Altitude: -1.6°   Azimuth: 339.1°   Direction: North-North-West

NGC 2823 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Lynx constellation. NGC 2823 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 2823 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 2823 - Spiral Galaxy in Lynx star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2823 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.03 arcmin) and minor (0.62 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 2823

NGC 2823
Galaxy
Lynx

NGC 2823 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -1.6°
Azimuth: 339.1°
Direction: North-North-West

See also NGC 2823 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.7, NGC 2823 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for NGC 2823 - Spiral Galaxy in Lynx

Photometric information of NGC 2823

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2823 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).

15.7
12.13
11.61
11.23

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 2823.

23.93 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 2823

The following table reports NGC 2823 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2823 is a visual representation of it.
1.03 arcmin
0.62 arcmin
32°

NGC 2823 - Spiral Galaxy in Lynx morphological classification

NGC 2823 - Spiral Galaxy in Lynx is classified as Spiral (SAa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 2823 - Spiral Galaxy in Lynx in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2823 - Spiral Galaxy in Lynx
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2823 - Spiral Galaxy in Lynx, Spiral (SAa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2823

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2823 are provided in the following table:

09h 19m 17s
+34° 00’ 29”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2823 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 2823 - Spiral Galaxy in Lynx star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2823 - Spiral Galaxy in Lynx.

Finder chart NGC 2823 - Spiral Galaxy in Lynx star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2823 - Spiral Galaxy in Lynx.

Rise and set times of NGC 2823 from your location

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

Today's NGC 2823 - Spiral Galaxy in Lynx rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.0°
Max altitude: 72.5°
Azimuth: 304.0°