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NGC 2948 - Spiral Galaxy in Leo

NGC 2948 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Leo constellation. NGC 2948 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.

NGC 2948
Galaxy
Leo
  • NGC 2948 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 22° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 13.8, NGC 2948 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 2948

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2948 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).

13.8
10.86
10.27
9.93

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 2948.

22.86 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 2948

The following table reports NGC 2948 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2948 is a visual representation of it.
1.43 arcmin
0.78 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 2948

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2948 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 2948 - Spiral Galaxy in Leo star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2948 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.43 arcmin) and minor (0.78 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 2948 - Spiral Galaxy in Leo morphological classification

NGC 2948 - Spiral Galaxy in Leo is classified as Spiral (SAbc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 2948 - Spiral Galaxy in Leo in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2948 - Spiral Galaxy in Leo
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2948 - Spiral Galaxy in Leo, Spiral (SAbc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2948

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2948 are provided in the following table:

09h 38m 58s
+06° 57’ 19”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2948 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 2948 - Spiral Galaxy in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2948 - Spiral Galaxy in Leo.

Finder chart NGC 2948 - Spiral Galaxy in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2948 - Spiral Galaxy in Leo.

Rise ans set times of NGC 2948 from your location

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

Today's NGC 2948 - Spiral Galaxy in Leo rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 83.0°
Max altitude: 45.5°
Azimuth: 277.0°
NGC 2948 - Spiral Galaxy in Leo is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom