IC 2560 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Antlia
IC 2560 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Antlia constellation. IC 2560 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.
- IC 2560 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
- Given its visual magnitude of 13.31, IC 2560 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
Photometric information of IC 2560
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2560 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.
The surface brightess reported below is an indication of the brightness per unit of angular area of IC 2560.
Apparent size of IC 2560The following table reports IC 2560 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2560 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 2560
The image below is a photograph of IC 2560 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).
IC 2560 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Antlia morphological classification
IC 2560 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Antlia is classified as Barred Spiral (Bb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 2560 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Antlia in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2560
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2560 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2560 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of IC 2560 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's IC 2560 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Antlia rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):