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IC 2459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx

IC 2459 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Lynx constellation. IC 2459 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 2459
Galaxy
Lynx
  • IC 2459 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 15.78, IC 2459 is visible only through long exposure photography.
Available Resources for IC 2459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx

Photometric information of IC 2459

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2459 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).

15.78
13.07
12.45
12.34

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 2459.

23.91 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 2459

The following table reports IC 2459 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2459 is a visual representation of it.
0.66 arcmin
0.38 arcmin
118°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 2459

The image below is a photograph of IC 2459 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 2459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx star
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DSS2 image of IC 2459 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.66 arcmin) and minor (0.38 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 2459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx morphological classification

IC 2459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx 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 2459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 2459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 2459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2459

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2459 are provided in the following table:

09h 18m 59s
+34° 51’ 43”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2459 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 2459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx.

Finder chart IC 2459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx.

Rise ans set times of IC 2459 from your location

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

Today's IC 2459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 55.1°
Max altitude: 73.4°
Azimuth: 304.9°
IC 2459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom