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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

IC 254 - Galaxy in Cetus

Below the horizon.  Rise: 5:18 | Tran: 9:57 | Set: 14:36
Altitude: -6.9°   Azimuth: 105.6°   Direction: East-South-East

IC 254 is a Galaxy in the Cetus constellation. IC 254 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 254 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 254 - Galaxy in Cetus star
DSS2 image of IC 254 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.26 arcmin) and minor (0.25 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 254

IC 254

IC 254 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -6.9°
Azimuth: 105.6°
Direction: East-South-East

See also IC 254 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.91, IC 254 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 254 - Galaxy in Cetus

Photometric information of IC 254

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 254 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).


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

Apparent size of IC 254

The following table reports IC 254 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 254 is a visual representation of it.
0.26 arcmin
0.25 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 254

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 254 are provided in the following table:

02h 42m 05s
-15° 06’ 24”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 254 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 254 - Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 254 - Galaxy in Cetus.

Finder chart IC 254 - Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 254 - Galaxy in Cetus.

Rise and set times of IC 254 from your location

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

Today's IC 254 - Galaxy in Cetus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 105.1°
Max altitude: 23.4°
Azimuth: 254.9°