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IC 2612 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo Minor

IC 2612 is a Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in the Leo Minor constellation. IC 2612 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 2612
Galaxy
Leo Minor
  • IC 2612 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 40° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.78, IC 2612 is visible only through long exposure photography.
Available Resources for IC 2612 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo Minor

Photometric information of IC 2612

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2612 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).

15.78
12.25
11.6
11.6

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 2612.

24.06 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 2612

The following table reports IC 2612 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2612 is a visual representation of it.
0.82 arcmin
0.56 arcmin
108°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 2612

The image below is a photograph of IC 2612 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 2612 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo Minor star
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DSS2 image of IC 2612 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.82 arcmin) and minor (0.56 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 2612 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo Minor morphological classification

IC 2612 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo Minor is classified as Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 2612 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo Minor in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 2612 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo Minor
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 2612 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo Minor, Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2612

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2612 are provided in the following table:

10h 53m 36s
+32° 46’ 03”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2612 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 2612 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo Minor star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2612 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo Minor.

Finder chart IC 2612 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo Minor star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2612 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo Minor.

Rise ans set times of IC 2612 from your location

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

Today's IC 2612 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo Minor rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 57.2°
Max altitude: 71.3°
Azimuth: 302.8°
IC 2612 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Leo Minor is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom