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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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NGC 2957 - Galaxy Pair in Ursa Major

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 45.8°   Azimuth: 335.6°   Direction: North-North-West

NGC 2957 is a Galaxy Pair in the Ursa Major constellation. NGC 2957 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2957 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 2957 - Galaxy Pair in Ursa Major star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2957 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1 arcmin) and minor (1 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 2957

NGC 2957
Galaxy Pair
Ursa Major

NGC 2957 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: 45.8°
Azimuth: 335.6°
Direction: North-North-West

See also NGC 2957 rise and set times.

Available Resources for NGC 2957 - Galaxy Pair in Ursa Major

Apparent size of NGC 2957

The following table reports NGC 2957 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2957 is a visual representation of it.
1 arcmin
1 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2957

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2957 are provided in the following table:

09h 47m 17s
+72° 59’ 05”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2957 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 2957 - Galaxy Pair in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2957 - Galaxy Pair in Ursa Major.

Finder chart NGC 2957 - Galaxy Pair in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2957 - Galaxy Pair in Ursa Major.

Rise and set times of NGC 2957 from your location

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

NGC 2957 - Galaxy Pair in Ursa Major is circumpolar and transits at 15:34 UTC (altitude: 68.5°)