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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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NGC 803 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries

Below the horizon.  Rise: 1:25 | Tran: 8:47 | Set: 16:10
Altitude: -2.4°   Azimuth: 60.2°   Direction: East-North-East

NGC 803 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Aries constellation. NGC 803 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 803 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 803 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries star
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DSS2 image of NGC 803 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.67 arcmin) and minor (0.92 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about NGC 803

NGC 803
Galaxy
Aries

NGC 803 is below the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: -2.4°
Azimuth: 60.2°
Direction: East-North-East

See also NGC 803 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 13.5, NGC 803 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

Available Resources for NGC 803 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries

Photometric information of NGC 803

The following table lists the magnitude of NGC 803 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).

13.5
10.71
10.01
9.83

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 803.

23.04 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of NGC 803

The following table reports NGC 803 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of NGC 803 is a visual representation of it.
2.67 arcmin
0.92 arcmin
10°

NGC 803 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries morphological classification

NGC 803 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries is classified as Spiral (SAc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of NGC 803 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

NGC 803 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries
Visualization of the morphological classification of NGC 803 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries, Spiral (SAc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of NGC 803

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of NGC 803 are provided in the following table:

02h 03m 44s
+16° 01’ 51”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of NGC 803 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 803 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 803 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries.

Finder chart NGC 803 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries star
Simplified finder chart for NGC 803 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries.

Rise and set times of NGC 803 from your location

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

Today's NGC 803 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 74.0°
Max altitude: 54.6°
Azimuth: 286.0°