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IC 2086 - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado

IC 2086 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Dorado constellation. IC 2086 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

IC 2086
Galaxy
Dorado
  • IC 2086 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.7, IC 2086 is visible only through long exposure photography.
Available Resources for IC 2086 - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado

Photometric information of IC 2086

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2086 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
12.83
12.43
11.74

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 2086.

23.61 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 2086

The following table reports IC 2086 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2086 is a visual representation of it.
0.64 arcmin
0.57 arcmin
141°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 2086

The image below is a photograph of IC 2086 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 2086 - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado star
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DSS2 image of IC 2086 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.64 arcmin) and minor (0.57 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 2086 - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado morphological classification

IC 2086 - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 2086 - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 2086 - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 2086 - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2086

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2086 are provided in the following table:

04h 31m 32s
-53° 38’ 52”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2086 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 2086 - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2086 - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado.

Finder chart IC 2086 - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2086 - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado.

Rise ans set times of IC 2086 from your location

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

IC 2086 - Elliptical Galaxy in Dorado is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]