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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
wb_twilight   (Nautical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?
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IC 2580 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia

Below the horizon.  Rise: 14:33 | Tran: 17:11 | Set: 19:48
Altitude: -60.2°   Azimuth: 300.3°   Direction: West-North-West

IC 2580 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Antlia constellation. IC 2580 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 2580 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 2580 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia star
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DSS2 image of IC 2580 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.05 arcmin) and minor (1.75 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 2580

IC 2580
Galaxy
Antlia

IC 2580 is below the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: -60.2°
Azimuth: 300.3°
Direction: West-North-West

See also IC 2580 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 13.21, IC 2580 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 2580 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia

Photometric information of IC 2580

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2580 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).

13.21
10.96
10.35
10.04

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 2580.

23.54 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 2580

The following table reports IC 2580 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2580 is a visual representation of it.
2.05 arcmin
1.75 arcmin
128°

IC 2580 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia morphological classification

IC 2580 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia is classified as Spiral (SAc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 2580 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 2580 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 2580 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia, Spiral (SAc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2580

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2580 are provided in the following table:

10h 28m 18s
-31° 31’ 05”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2580 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 2580 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2580 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia.

Finder chart IC 2580 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2580 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia.

Rise and set times of IC 2580 from your location

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

Today's IC 2580 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 121.5°
Max altitude: 7.0°
Azimuth: 238.5°