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IC 251 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cetus

IC 251 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Cetus constellation. IC 251 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 251
Galaxy
Cetus
  • IC 251 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 23° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15, IC 251 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 251 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cetus

Photometric information of IC 251

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 251 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
11.91
11.25
10.79

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 251.

23.41 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 251

The following table reports IC 251 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 251 is a visual representation of it.
0.84 arcmin
0.74 arcmin
96°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 251

The image below is a photograph of IC 251 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 251 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cetus star
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DSS2 image of IC 251 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.84 arcmin) and minor (0.74 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 251 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cetus morphological classification

IC 251 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cetus 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 251 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cetus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 251 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cetus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 251 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cetus, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 251

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 251 are provided in the following table:

02h 41m 13s
-14° 57’ 28”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 251 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 251 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 251 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cetus.

Finder chart IC 251 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 251 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cetus.

Rise ans set times of IC 251 from your location

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

Today's IC 251 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cetus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 105.0°
Max altitude: 23.6°
Azimuth: 255.0°
IC 251 - Elliptical Galaxy in Cetus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom