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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:25
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IC 2426 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra

Altitude: 1.2°   Azimuth: 273.1°   Direction: West

IC 2426 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Hydra constellation. IC 2426 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.

The image below is a photograph of IC 2426 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 2426 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra star
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DSS2 image of IC 2426 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.61 arcmin) and minor (0.44 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 2426

IC 2426
Galaxy
Hydra

IC 2426 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.2°
Azimuth: 273.1°
Direction: West

See also IC 2426 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.1, IC 2426 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 2426 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra

Photometric information of IC 2426

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2426 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
12.31
11.72
11.39

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 2426.

22.89 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 2426

The following table reports IC 2426 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2426 is a visual representation of it.
0.61 arcmin
0.44 arcmin
119°

IC 2426 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra morphological classification

IC 2426 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra 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 2426 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 2426 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 2426 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2426

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2426 are provided in the following table:

08h 58m 29s
+02° 55’ 31”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2426 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 2426 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2426 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra.

Finder chart IC 2426 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2426 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra.

Rise and set times of IC 2426 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 2426 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra 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: 87.1°
Max altitude: 41.4°
Azimuth: 272.9°