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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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NGC 283 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus

Above the horizon.  Rise: 2:47 | Tran: 7:37 | Set: 12:27
Altitude: 12.8°   Azimuth: 228.6°   Direction: South-West

NGC 283 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Cetus constellation. NGC 283 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.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 283 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 283 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus star
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DSS2 image of NGC 283 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.14 arcmin) and minor (0.62 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 283

NGC 283
Galaxy
Cetus

NGC 283 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: 12.8°
Azimuth: 228.6°
Direction: South-West

See also NGC 283 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14, NGC 283 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 283 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus

Photometric information of NGC 283

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 283 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
11.94
11.14
11

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 283.

23.69 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 283

The following table reports NGC 283 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 283 is a visual representation of it.
1.14 arcmin
0.62 arcmin

NGC 283 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus morphological classification

NGC 283 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus is classified as Spiral (SAc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 283 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 283 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 283 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus, Spiral (SAc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 283

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 283 are provided in the following table:

00h 53m 12s
-13° 09’ 50”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 283 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 283 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 283 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus.

Finder chart NGC 283 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 283 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus.

Rise and set times of NGC 283 from your location

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

Today's NGC 283 - Spiral Galaxy in Cetus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 103.2°
Max altitude: 25.4°
Azimuth: 256.8°