We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
A Complete Guide to the Solar System and the Night Sky
Help keep this site free and ads-free! Donate Now!
public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 5:43  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 20:10
sunny DaytimeWhat's Visible Now?
All Constellations »  Carina »  Deep Sky Objects » 

IC 2596 - Spiral Galaxy in Carina

Altitude: -51.7°   Azimuth: 152.9°   Direction: South-South-East

IC 2596 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Carina constellation. IC 2596 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 2596 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 2596 - Spiral Galaxy in Carina star
/>
DSS2 image of IC 2596 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.32 arcmin) and minor (0.81 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 2596

IC 2596
Galaxy
Carina

IC 2596 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -51.7°
Azimuth: 152.9°
Direction: South-South-East

See also IC 2596 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.6, IC 2596 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for IC 2596 - Spiral Galaxy in Carina

Photometric information of IC 2596

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2596 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).

15.6
10.83
10.09
9.72

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 2596.

22.89 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 2596

The following table reports IC 2596 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2596 is a visual representation of it.
1.32 arcmin
0.81 arcmin
179°

IC 2596 - Spiral Galaxy in Carina morphological classification

IC 2596 - Spiral Galaxy in Carina is classified as Spiral (SAab) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 2596 - Spiral Galaxy in Carina in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 2596 - Spiral Galaxy in Carina
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 2596 - Spiral Galaxy in Carina, Spiral (SAab).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2596

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2596 are provided in the following table:

10h 34m 12s
-73° 14’ 25”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2596 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 2596 - Spiral Galaxy in Carina star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2596 - Spiral Galaxy in Carina.

Finder chart IC 2596 - Spiral Galaxy in Carina star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2596 - Spiral Galaxy in Carina.

Rise and set times of IC 2596 from your location

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

IC 2596 - Spiral Galaxy in Carina is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt