IC 2281 - Star in Cancer
IC 2281 is a Star in the Cancer constellation. IC 2281 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.
See also IC 2281 rise and set times.
Given its visual magnitude of 12.29, IC 2281 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
Photometric information of IC 2281
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2281 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.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 2281
The image below is a photograph of IC 2281 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).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2281
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2281 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2281 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of IC 2281 from your location
Today's IC 2281 - Star in Cancer rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):