IC 102 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pisces
IC 102 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Pisces constellation. IC 102 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.
See also IC 102 rise and set times.
Given its B magnitude of 15.6, IC 102 is visible only through long exposure photography.
Photometric information of IC 102
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 102 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).
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 IC 102.
Apparent size of IC 102The following table reports IC 102 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 102 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 102
The image below is a photograph of IC 102 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).
IC 102 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pisces morphological classification
IC 102 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pisces is classified as Lenticular (S0-Aa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 102 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pisces in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 102
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 102 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 102 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of IC 102 from your location
Today's IC 102 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pisces rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):