IC 1406 - Elliptical Galaxy in Aquarius
IC 1406 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Aquarius constellation. IC 1406 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 1406 rise and set times.
Given its B magnitude of 15.5, IC 1406 is visible only through long exposure photography.
Photometric information of IC 1406
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1406 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 1406.
Apparent size of IC 1406The following table reports IC 1406 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1406 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1406
The image below is a photograph of IC 1406 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 1406 - Elliptical Galaxy in Aquarius morphological classification
IC 1406 - Elliptical Galaxy in Aquarius is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1406 - Elliptical Galaxy in Aquarius in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1406
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1406 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1406 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 1406 from your location
Today's IC 1406 - Elliptical Galaxy in Aquarius rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):