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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:38
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IC 1849 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cetus

Altitude: 5.7°   Azimuth: 82.1°   Direction: East

IC 1849 is a Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in the Cetus constellation. IC 1849 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 IC 1849 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 IC 1849 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cetus star
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DSS2 image of IC 1849 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.83 arcmin) and minor (0.46 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 1849

IC 1849
Galaxy
Cetus

IC 1849 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 5.7°
Azimuth: 82.1°
Direction: East

See also IC 1849 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.5, IC 1849 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for IC 1849 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cetus

Photometric information of IC 1849

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1849 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).

15.5
11.05
10.38
9.98

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 1849.

23.75 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1849

The following table reports IC 1849 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1849 is a visual representation of it.
0.83 arcmin
0.46 arcmin
90°

IC 1849 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cetus morphological classification

IC 1849 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cetus is classified as Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1849 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cetus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1849 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cetus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1849 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cetus, Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1849

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1849 are provided in the following table:

02h 47m 44s
+09° 21’ 24”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1849 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 1849 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1849 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cetus.

Finder chart IC 1849 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1849 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cetus.

Rise and set times of IC 1849 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 IC 1849 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cetus 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: 80.6°
Max altitude: 47.9°
Azimuth: 279.4°