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IC 2087 - Nebula

IC 2087 is a Nebula in the Taurus constellation. IC 2087 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 2087
Available Resources for IC 2087 - Nebula

Photometric information of IC 2087

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2087 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).


For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of IC 2087

The following table reports IC 2087 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2087 is a visual representation of it.
4 arcmin
4 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 2087

The image below is a photograph of IC 2087 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 2087 - Nebula star
DSS2 image of IC 2087 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (4 arcmin) and minor (4 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2087

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2087 are provided in the following table:

04h 40m 00s
+25° 44’ 31”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2087 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 2087 - Nebula star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2087 - Nebula.

Finder chart IC 2087 - Nebula star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2087 - Nebula.

Rise ans set times of IC 2087 from your location

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

Today's IC 2087 - Nebula rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 64.3°
Max altitude: 64.3°
Azimuth: 295.7°
IC 2087 - Nebula is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom