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IC 2501 - Planetary Nebula in Carina

IC 2501 is a Planetary Nebula in the Carina constellation. IC 2501 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

IC 2501
Planetary Nebula
Carina
  • IC 2501 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 10.4, IC 2501 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.
Available Resources for IC 2501 - Planetary Nebula in Carina

Photometric information of IC 2501

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2501 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).

11.3
10.4
10.39
10.24
9.24

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of IC 2501

The following table reports IC 2501 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2501 is a visual representation of it.
0.03 arcmin
0.03 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 2501

The image below is a photograph of IC 2501 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 2501 - Planetary Nebula in Carina star
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DSS2 image of IC 2501 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.03 arcmin) and minor (0.03 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2501

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2501 are provided in the following table:

09h 38m 47s
-60° 05’ 30”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2501 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 2501 - Planetary Nebula in Carina star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2501 - Planetary Nebula in Carina.

Finder chart IC 2501 - Planetary Nebula in Carina star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2501 - Planetary Nebula in Carina.

Rise ans set times of IC 2501 from your location

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

IC 2501 - Planetary Nebula in Carina is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]