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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:08 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:03
wb_twilight   (Astronomical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?
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IC 2016 - Lenticular Galaxy in Taurus

Below the horizon.  Rise: 1:20 | Tran: 9:09 | Set: 16:57
Alt: -0.56°   Az: 55.29°   Direction: North-East

IC 2016 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Taurus constellation. IC 2016 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. Given its B magnitude of 15.7, IC 2016 is visible only through long exposure photography.

The image below is a photograph of IC 2016 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of IC 2016 - Lenticular Galaxy in Taurus star
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DSS2 image of IC 2016 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.51 arcmin) and minor (0.25 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

04h 03m 26s
+20° 18’ 26”
16h 04m 51s
20h 08m 17s

J2000

04h 01m 59s
+20° 14’ 25”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2016 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 2016 - Lenticular Galaxy in Taurus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2016 - Lenticular Galaxy in Taurus.

Finder chart IC 2016 - Lenticular Galaxy in Taurus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2016 - Lenticular Galaxy in Taurus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2016 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).

15.7
12.51
11.75
11.43

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 2016.

23.16 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 2016 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2016 is a visual representation of it.
0.51 arcmin
0.25 arcmin

Morphological Classification

IC 2016 - Lenticular Galaxy in Taurus 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 2016 - Lenticular Galaxy in Taurus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 2016 - Lenticular Galaxy in Taurus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 2016 - Lenticular Galaxy in Taurus, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's IC 2016 - Lenticular Galaxy in Taurus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 69.7°
Max altitude: 58.8°
Azimuth: 290.3°