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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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NGC 2857 - Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 10.8°   Azimuth: 358.8°   Direction: North

NGC 2857 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Ursa Major constellation. NGC 2857 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 2857 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 2857 - Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2857 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.89 arcmin) and minor (1.51 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 2857

NGC 2857
Galaxy
Ursa Major

NGC 2857 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: 10.8°
Azimuth: 358.8°
Direction: North

See also NGC 2857 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 12.27, NGC 2857 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 2857 - Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major

Photometric information of NGC 2857

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2857 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).

12.9
12.27
11.27
10.57
10.75

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 2857.

22.92 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 2857

The following table reports NGC 2857 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2857 is a visual representation of it.
1.89 arcmin
1.51 arcmin
90°

NGC 2857 - Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major morphological classification

NGC 2857 - Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major 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 2857 - Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2857 - Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2857 - Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major, Spiral (SAc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2857

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2857 are provided in the following table:

09h 24m 38s
+49° 21’ 25”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2857 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 2857 - Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2857 - Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major.

Finder chart NGC 2857 - Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2857 - Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major.

Rise and set times of NGC 2857 from your location

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

NGC 2857 - Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major is circumpolar and transits at 15:07 UTC (altitude: 87.9°)