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IC 2089 - Spiral Galaxy in Mensa

IC 2089 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Mensa constellation. IC 2089 is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere.

IC 2089
Galaxy
Mensa
  • IC 2089 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.12, IC 2089 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 2089 - Spiral Galaxy in Mensa

Photometric information of IC 2089

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2089 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).

15.12
14.33
13.59
12.94

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 2089.

23.77 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 2089

The following table reports IC 2089 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2089 is a visual representation of it.
0.99 arcmin
0.88 arcmin
36°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 2089

The image below is a photograph of IC 2089 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 2089 - Spiral Galaxy in Mensa star
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DSS2 image of IC 2089 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.99 arcmin) and minor (0.88 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 2089 - Spiral Galaxy in Mensa morphological classification

IC 2089 - Spiral Galaxy in Mensa is classified as Spiral (SAm) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 2089 - Spiral Galaxy in Mensa in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 2089 - Spiral Galaxy in Mensa
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 2089 - Spiral Galaxy in Mensa, Spiral (SAm).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2089

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2089 are provided in the following table:

04h 32m 49s
-75° 32’ 21”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2089 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 2089 - Spiral Galaxy in Mensa star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2089 - Spiral Galaxy in Mensa.

Finder chart IC 2089 - Spiral Galaxy in Mensa star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2089 - Spiral Galaxy in Mensa.

Rise ans set times of IC 2089 from your location

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

IC 2089 - Spiral Galaxy in Mensa is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]