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IC 266 - Lenticular Galaxy

IC 266 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Perseus constellation. IC 266 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 266
Galaxy
Perseus
  • IC 266 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 7° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.7, IC 266 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Photometric information of IC 266

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 266 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).

15.7
11.04
10.39
10.08

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 266.

24.09 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 266

The following table reports IC 266 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 266 is a visual representation of it.
0.74 arcmin
0.31 arcmin
136°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 266

The image below is a photograph of IC 266 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 266 - Lenticular Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of IC 266 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.74 arcmin) and minor (0.31 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 266 - Lenticular Galaxy morphological classification

IC 266 - Lenticular Galaxy 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 266 - Lenticular Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 266 - Lenticular Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 266 - Lenticular Galaxy, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 266

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 266 are provided in the following table:

02h 55m 05s
+42° 15’ 44”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 266 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 266 - Lenticular Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 266 - Lenticular Galaxy.

Finder chart IC 266 - Lenticular Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 266 - Lenticular Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of IC 266 from your location

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

IC 266 - Lenticular Galaxy is circumpolar and transits at 03:01 UTC (altitude: 80.8°)