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NGC 3948 - Star in Leo

Altitude: 38.7°   Azimuth: 105.7°   Direction: East-South-East

NGC 3948 is a Star in the Leo constellation. NGC 3948 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

The image below is a photograph of NGC 3948 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 3948 - Star in Leo star
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DSS2 image of NGC 3948 in the Red band.

Key facts about NGC 3948

NGC 3948
Star
Leo

NGC 3948 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 38.7°
Azimuth: 105.7°
Direction: East-South-East

See also NGC 3948 rise and set times.

Available Resources for NGC 3948 - Star in Leo

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 3948

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 3948 are provided in the following table:

11h 53m 36s
+20° 57’ 02”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 3948 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 3948 - Star in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3948 - Star in Leo.

Finder chart NGC 3948 - Star in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 3948 - Star in Leo.

Rise and set times of NGC 3948 from your location

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

Today's NGC 3948 - Star in Leo rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 69.0°
Max altitude: 59.5°
Azimuth: 291.0°