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IC 1946 - Lenticular Galaxy in Horologium

IC 1946 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Horologium constellation. IC 1946 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

IC 1946
Galaxy
Horologium
  • IC 1946 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.3, IC 1946 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 1946 - Lenticular Galaxy in Horologium

Photometric information of IC 1946

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1946 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).

15.3
12.04
11.42
10.99

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 1946.

23.68 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1946

The following table reports IC 1946 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1946 is a visual representation of it.
0.91 arcmin
0.45 arcmin
64°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1946

The image below is a photograph of IC 1946 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 1946 - Lenticular Galaxy in Horologium star
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DSS2 image of IC 1946 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.91 arcmin) and minor (0.45 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 1946 - Lenticular Galaxy in Horologium morphological classification

IC 1946 - Lenticular Galaxy in Horologium 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 1946 - Lenticular Galaxy in Horologium in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1946 - Lenticular Galaxy in Horologium
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1946 - Lenticular Galaxy in Horologium, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1946

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1946 are provided in the following table:

03h 29m 21s
-52° 37’ 09”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1946 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 1946 - Lenticular Galaxy in Horologium star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1946 - Lenticular Galaxy in Horologium.

Finder chart IC 1946 - Lenticular Galaxy in Horologium star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1946 - Lenticular Galaxy in Horologium.

Rise ans set times of IC 1946 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

IC 1946 - Lenticular Galaxy in Horologium is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]