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IC 2520 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo

IC 2520 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Leo constellation. IC 2520 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 2520
Galaxy
Leo
  • IC 2520 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 57° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.3, IC 2520 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
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Photometric information of IC 2520

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2520 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).

14.3
11.39
10.66
10.38

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 2520.

22.75 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 2520

The following table reports IC 2520 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2520 is a visual representation of it.
0.88 arcmin
0.74 arcmin
57°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 2520

The image below is a photograph of IC 2520 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 2520 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo star
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DSS2 image of IC 2520 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.88 arcmin) and minor (0.74 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 2520 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo morphological classification

IC 2520 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo is classified as Lenticular (S0-Aa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 2520 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 2520 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 2520 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2520

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2520 are provided in the following table:

09h 56m 20s
+27° 13’ 39”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2520 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 2520 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2520 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo.

Finder chart IC 2520 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2520 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo.

Rise ans set times of IC 2520 from your location

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

Today's IC 2520 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 62.8°
Max altitude: 65.7°
Azimuth: 297.2°
IC 2520 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom