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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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IC 1861 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aries

Above the horizon.  Rise: 1:12 | Tran: 9:37 | Set: 18:01
Altitude: 63.9°   Azimuth: 172.3°   Direction: South

IC 1861 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Aries constellation. IC 1861 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 1861 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 1861 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aries star
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DSS2 image of IC 1861 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.28 arcmin) and minor (0.8 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 1861

IC 1861
Galaxy
Aries

IC 1861 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: 63.9°
Azimuth: 172.3°
Direction: South

See also IC 1861 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.7, IC 1861 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 1861 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aries

Photometric information of IC 1861

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1861 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).

14.7
10.97
10.29
9.97

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 1861.

23.78 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1861

The following table reports IC 1861 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1861 is a visual representation of it.
1.28 arcmin
0.8 arcmin
150°

IC 1861 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aries morphological classification

IC 1861 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aries is classified as Lenticular (S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1861 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aries in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1861 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aries
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1861 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aries, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1861

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1861 are provided in the following table:

02h 53m 07s
+25° 29’ 25”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1861 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 1861 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aries star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1861 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aries.

Finder chart IC 1861 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aries star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1861 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aries.

Rise and set times of IC 1861 from your location

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

Today's IC 1861 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aries rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 64.5°
Max altitude: 64.0°
Azimuth: 295.5°