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NGC 3223 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia

NGC 3223 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Antlia constellation. NGC 3223 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 3223
Galaxy
Antlia
  • NGC 3223 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 3° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 10.82, NGC 3223 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.
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Photometric information of NGC 3223

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 3223 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).

11.82
10.82
8.55
7.86
7.58

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 3223.

23.36 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 3223

The following table reports NGC 3223 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 3223 is a visual representation of it.
4.28 arcmin
2.79 arcmin
132°

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 3223

The image below is a photograph of NGC 3223 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 3223 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia star
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DSS2 image of NGC 3223 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (4.28 arcmin) and minor (2.79 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

NGC 3223 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia morphological classification

NGC 3223 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia is classified as Spiral (SAb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 3223 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 3223 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 3223 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia, Spiral (SAb).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 3223

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 3223 are provided in the following table:

10h 21m 34s
-34° 16’ 00”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 3223 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 3223 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3223 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia.

Finder chart NGC 3223 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3223 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia.

Rise ans set times of NGC 3223 from your location

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

Today's NGC 3223 - 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: 124.3°
Max altitude: 4.3°
Azimuth: 235.7°
NGC 3223 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom