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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:35  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:45
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IC 2223 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lynx

Altitude: 4.6°   Azimuth: 28.5°   Direction: North-North-East

IC 2223 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Lynx constellation. IC 2223 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 2223 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 2223 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lynx star
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DSS2 image of IC 2223 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.46 arcmin) and minor (0.3 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 2223

IC 2223
Galaxy
Lynx

IC 2223 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 4.6°
Azimuth: 28.5°
Direction: North-North-East

See also IC 2223 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 16.31, IC 2223 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for IC 2223 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lynx

Photometric information of IC 2223

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2223 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).

16.31
12.92
12.16
12.02

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 2223.

23.32 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 2223

The following table reports IC 2223 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2223 is a visual representation of it.
0.46 arcmin
0.3 arcmin
71°

IC 2223 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lynx morphological classification

IC 2223 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lynx 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 2223 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lynx in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 2223 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lynx
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 2223 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lynx, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2223

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2223 are provided in the following table:

08h 05m 49s
+37° 27’ 36”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2223 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 2223 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lynx star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2223 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lynx.

Finder chart IC 2223 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lynx star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2223 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lynx.

Rise and set times of IC 2223 from your location

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

Today's IC 2223 - Lenticular Galaxy in Lynx rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 52.5°
Max altitude: 76.0°
Azimuth: 307.5°