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NGC 2887 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Carina

Altitude: -69.6°   Azimuth: 139.1°   Direction: South-East

NGC 2887 is a Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in the Carina constellation. NGC 2887 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2887 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 2887 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Carina star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2887 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.55 arcmin) and minor (1.63 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 2887

NGC 2887
Galaxy
Carina

NGC 2887 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -69.6°
Azimuth: 139.1°
Direction: South-East

See also NGC 2887 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 12.51, NGC 2887 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 2887 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Carina

Photometric information of NGC 2887

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2887 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).

12.51
9.04
8.32
8.03

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 2887.

23.52 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 2887

The following table reports NGC 2887 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2887 is a visual representation of it.
2.55 arcmin
1.63 arcmin
80°

NGC 2887 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Carina morphological classification

NGC 2887 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Carina is classified as Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 2887 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Carina in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2887 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Carina
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2887 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Carina, Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2887

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2887 are provided in the following table:

09h 23m 24s
-63° 48’ 44”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2887 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 2887 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Carina star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2887 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Carina.

Finder chart NGC 2887 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Carina star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2887 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Carina.

Rise and set times of NGC 2887 from your location

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

NGC 2887 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Carina is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt