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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

NGC 3503 - Reflection Nebula in Carina

NGC 3503 is a Reflection Nebula in the Carina constellation. NGC 3503 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

NGC 3503
Reflection Nebula
Carina
Available Resources for NGC 3503 - Reflection Nebula in Carina

Apparent size of NGC 3503

The following table reports NGC 3503 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 3503 is a visual representation of it.
3 arcmin
3 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of NGC 3503

The image below is a photograph of NGC 3503 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 3503 - Reflection Nebula in Carina star
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DSS2 image of NGC 3503 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (3 arcmin) and minor (3 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 3503

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 3503 are provided in the following table:

11h 01m 17s
-59° 50’ 44”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 3503 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 3503 - Reflection Nebula in Carina star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3503 - Reflection Nebula in Carina.

Finder chart NGC 3503 - Reflection Nebula in Carina star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3503 - Reflection Nebula in Carina.

Rise ans set times of NGC 3503 from your location

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

NGC 3503 - Reflection Nebula in Carina is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]