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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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IC 2615 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major

Above the horizon.  Rise: 5:24 | Tran: 16:34 | Set: 3:47
Altitude: 50.0°   Azimuth: 272.2°   Direction: West

IC 2615 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Ursa Major constellation. IC 2615 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 15.5, IC 2615 is visible only through long exposure photography.

The image below is a photograph of IC 2615 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of IC 2615 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major star
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DSS2 image of IC 2615 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.38 arcmin) and minor (0.34 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Apparent Coordinates

11h 03m 23s
+37° 48’ 46”
03h 36m 36s

J2000 Coordinates

11h 02m 02s
+37° 56’ 42”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2615 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 2615 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2615 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major.

Finder chart IC 2615 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2615 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2615 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).

15.5
12.53
11.83
11.61

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 2615 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2615 is a visual representation of it.
0.38 arcmin
0.34 arcmin
80°

Morphological Classification

IC 2615 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major is classified as Lenticular (S0-Aa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 2615 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 2615 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 2615 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's IC 2615 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 52.1°
Max altitude: 76.5°
Azimuth: 307.9°