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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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NGC 3068 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo

Above the horizon.  Rise: 8:04 | Tran: 16:57 | Set: 1:53
Altitude: 63.4°   Azimuth: 219.0°   Direction: South-West

NGC 3068 is a Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in the Leo constellation. NGC 3068 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 3068 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 3068 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo star
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DSS2 image of NGC 3068 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.87 arcmin) and minor (0.7 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 3068

NGC 3068
Galaxy
Leo

NGC 3068 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: 63.4°
Azimuth: 219.0°
Direction: South-West

See also NGC 3068 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 14.05, NGC 3068 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 3068 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo

Photometric information of NGC 3068

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 3068 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).

15.1
14.05
11.53
10.82
10.48

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 3068.

23.55 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 3068

The following table reports NGC 3068 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 3068 is a visual representation of it.
0.87 arcmin
0.7 arcmin
92°

NGC 3068 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo morphological classification

NGC 3068 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo 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 3068 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 3068 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 3068 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo, Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 3068

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 3068 are provided in the following table:

09h 58m 40s
+28° 52’ 39”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 3068 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 3068 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3068 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo.

Finder chart NGC 3068 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3068 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo.

Rise and set times of NGC 3068 from your location

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

Today's NGC 3068 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 61.1°
Max altitude: 67.4°
Azimuth: 298.9°