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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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IC 2881 - Galaxy in Leo

Above the horizon.  Rise: 11:45 | Tran: 18:47 | Set: 1:54
Altitude: 12.0°   Azimuth: 84.9°   Direction: East

IC 2881 is a Galaxy in the Leo constellation. IC 2881 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.

The image below is a photograph of IC 2881 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 2881 - Galaxy in Leo star
DSS2 image of IC 2881 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.32 arcmin) and minor (0.21 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 2881

IC 2881

IC 2881 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: 12.0°
Azimuth: 84.9°
Direction: East

See also IC 2881 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 18.52, IC 2881 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for IC 2881 - Galaxy in Leo

Photometric information of IC 2881

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2881 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).


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 2881.

24.75 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 2881

The following table reports IC 2881 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2881 is a visual representation of it.
0.32 arcmin
0.21 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2881

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2881 are provided in the following table:

11h 29m 53s
+12° 30’ 40”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2881 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 2881 - Galaxy in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2881 - Galaxy in Leo.

Finder chart IC 2881 - Galaxy in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2881 - Galaxy in Leo.

Rise and set times of IC 2881 from your location

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

Today's IC 2881 - Galaxy in Leo rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.5°
Max altitude: 51.0°
Azimuth: 282.5°