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IC 1904 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Fornax

Altitude: -39.7°   Azimuth: 91.3°   Direction: East

IC 1904 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Fornax constellation. IC 1904 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

IC 1904
Galaxy
Fornax

IC 1904 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -39.7°
Azimuth: 91.3°
Direction: East

See also IC 1904 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.41, IC 1904 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 1904 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Fornax

Photometric information of IC 1904

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1904 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).

14.41
11.36
10.64
10.29

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 1904.

23.35 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1904

The following table reports IC 1904 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1904 is a visual representation of it.
1.37 arcmin
0.61 arcmin
102°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1904

The image below is a photograph of IC 1904 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 1904 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Fornax star
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DSS2 image of IC 1904 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.37 arcmin) and minor (0.61 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 1904 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Fornax morphological classification

IC 1904 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Fornax is classified as Barred Spiral (Bab) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1904 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Fornax in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1904 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Fornax
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1904 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Fornax, Barred Spiral (Bab).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1904

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1904 are provided in the following table:

03h 15m 01s
-30° 42’ 29”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1904 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 1904 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Fornax star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1904 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Fornax.

Finder chart IC 1904 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Fornax star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1904 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Fornax.

Rise ans set times of IC 1904 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 1904 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Fornax 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: 120.7°
Max altitude: 7.8°
Azimuth: 239.3°
IC 1904 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Fornax is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom