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NGC 323 - Elliptical Galaxy in Phoenix

Altitude: -74.9°   Azimuth: 105.4°   Direction: East-South-East

NGC 323 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Phoenix constellation. NGC 323 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 323 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 323 - Elliptical Galaxy in Phoenix star
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DSS2 image of NGC 323 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.82 arcmin) and minor (1.52 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 323

NGC 323
Galaxy
Phoenix

NGC 323 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -74.9°
Azimuth: 105.4°
Direction: East-South-East

See also NGC 323 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 13.55, NGC 323 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 323 - Elliptical Galaxy in Phoenix

Photometric information of NGC 323

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 323 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).

13.55
10.47
9.77
9.45

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 323.

23.73 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 323

The following table reports NGC 323 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 323 is a visual representation of it.
1.82 arcmin
1.52 arcmin
166°

NGC 323 - Elliptical Galaxy in Phoenix morphological classification

NGC 323 - Elliptical Galaxy in Phoenix is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 323 - Elliptical Galaxy in Phoenix in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 323 - Elliptical Galaxy in Phoenix
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 323 - Elliptical Galaxy in Phoenix, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 323

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 323 are provided in the following table:

00h 56m 41s
-52° 58’ 32”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 323 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 323 - Elliptical Galaxy in Phoenix star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 323 - Elliptical Galaxy in Phoenix.

Finder chart NGC 323 - Elliptical Galaxy in Phoenix star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 323 - Elliptical Galaxy in Phoenix.

Rise and set times of NGC 323 from your location

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

NGC 323 - Elliptical Galaxy in Phoenix is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt