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NGC 2997 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Antlia

NGC 2997 is a Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in the Antlia constellation. NGC 2997 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 2997
Galaxy
Antlia
  • NGC 2997 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 9.41, NGC 2997 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 60-70mm aperture or a small telescope.
Available Resources for NGC 2997 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Antlia

Photometric information of NGC 2997

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 2997 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).

9.97
9.41
7.33
6.67
6.41

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 2997.

23.42 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 2997

The following table reports NGC 2997 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 2997 is a visual representation of it.
10.26 arcmin
6.21 arcmin
97°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 2997

The image below is a photograph of NGC 2997 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 0.342x0.342 degrees (20.52x20.52 arcmins).

Image of NGC 2997 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Antlia star
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DSS2 image of NGC 2997 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (10.26 arcmin) and minor (6.21 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 2997 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Antlia morphological classification

NGC 2997 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Antlia is classified as Intermediate Spiral (SABc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 2997 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Antlia in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 2997 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Antlia
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 2997 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Antlia, Intermediate Spiral (SABc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 2997

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 2997 are provided in the following table:

09h 45m 38s
-31° 11’ 27”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 2997 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 2997 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Antlia star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2997 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Antlia.

Finder chart NGC 2997 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Antlia star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 2997 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Antlia.

Rise ans set times of NGC 2997 from your location

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

Today's NGC 2997 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Antlia rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 121.2°
Max altitude: 7.3°
Azimuth: 238.8°
NGC 2997 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Antlia is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom