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IC 2600 - Galaxy in Ursa Major

IC 2600 is a Galaxy in the Ursa Major constellation. IC 2600 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.

IC 2600
Galaxy
Ursa Major
  • IC 2600 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 36° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.6, IC 2600 is visible only through long exposure photography.
Available Resources for IC 2600 - Galaxy in Ursa Major

Photometric information of IC 2600

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2600 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
12.19
11.42
11.21

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 2600.

23.29 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 2600

The following table reports IC 2600 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2600 is a visual representation of it.
0.62 arcmin
0.45 arcmin
115°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 2600

The image below is a photograph of IC 2600 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 2600 - Galaxy in Ursa Major star
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DSS2 image of IC 2600 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.62 arcmin) and minor (0.45 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2600

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2600 are provided in the following table:

10h 46m 38s
+72° 19’ 13”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2600 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 2600 - Galaxy in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2600 - Galaxy in Ursa Major.

Finder chart IC 2600 - Galaxy in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2600 - Galaxy in Ursa Major.

Rise ans set times of IC 2600 from your location

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

IC 2600 - Galaxy in Ursa Major is circumpolar and transits at 14:05 UTC (altitude: 69.2°)