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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:12 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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IC 2818 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo

Below the horizon.  Rise: 9:16 | Tran: 16:20 | Set: 23:24
Alt: -13.79°   Az: 47.61°   Direction: North-East

IC 2818 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Leo constellation. IC 2818 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Given its B magnitude of 17.31, IC 2818 is visible only through long exposure photography.

The image below is a photograph of IC 2818 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 2818 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo star
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DSS2 image of IC 2818 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.46 arcmin) and minor (0.34 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

11h 27m 43s
+12° 47’ 08”
15h 09m 23s
02h 37m 07s

J2000

11h 26m 26s
+12° 55’ 15”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2818 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 2818 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2818 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo.

Finder chart IC 2818 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2818 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2818 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).

17.31
14.1
13.34
13.01

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 2818.

24.43 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 2818 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2818 is a visual representation of it.
0.46 arcmin
0.34 arcmin
94°

Morphological Classification

IC 2818 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 2818 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 2818 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 2818 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo, Elliptical (E).
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 2818 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.2°
Max altitude: 51.3°
Azimuth: 282.8°