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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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IC 105 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus

Above the horizon.  Rise: 0:03 | Tran: 6:16 | Set: 12:25
Alt: 30.12°   Az: 131.11°   Direction: South-East

IC 105 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Cetus constellation. IC 105 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. Given its B magnitude of 11.5, IC 105 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of IC 105 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of IC 105 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus star
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DSS2 image of IC 105 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.58 arcmin) and minor (0.29 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

01h 26m 01s
+02° 12’ 09”
21h 17m 10s
22h 43m 12s

J2000

01h 24m 46s
+02° 04’ 31”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 105 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 IC 105 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 105 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus.

Finder chart IC 105 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 105 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 105 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).

11.5
12.66
11.9
11.63

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 105.

23.28 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 105 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 105 is a visual representation of it.
0.58 arcmin
0.29 arcmin
47°

Morphological Classification

IC 105 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus 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 105 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 105 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 105 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's IC 105 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cetus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 87.8°
Max altitude: 40.7°
Azimuth: 272.2°