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IC 2420 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hydra

IC 2420 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Hydra constellation. IC 2420 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.

IC 2420
Galaxy
Hydra
  • IC 2420 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 18° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.1, IC 2420 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 2420 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hydra

Photometric information of IC 2420

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2420 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).

15.1
11.73
11.07
10.81

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 2420.

23.38 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 2420

The following table reports IC 2420 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2420 is a visual representation of it.
0.84 arcmin
0.72 arcmin
141°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 2420

The image below is a photograph of IC 2420 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 2420 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hydra star
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DSS2 image of IC 2420 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.84 arcmin) and minor (0.72 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 2420 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hydra morphological classification

IC 2420 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hydra 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 2420 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hydra in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 2420 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hydra
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 2420 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hydra, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2420

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2420 are provided in the following table:

08h 51m 33s
+03° 06’ 02”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2420 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 2420 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hydra star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2420 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hydra.

Finder chart IC 2420 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hydra star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2420 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hydra.

Rise ans set times of IC 2420 from your location

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

Today's IC 2420 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hydra rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 86.9°
Max altitude: 41.6°
Azimuth: 273.1°
IC 2420 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hydra is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom