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IC 298A - Galaxy in Cetus

Altitude: -21.4°   Azimuth: 302.2°   Direction: West-North-West

IC 298A is a Galaxy in the Cetus constellation. IC 298A 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.

IC 298A

IC 298A is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -21.4°
Azimuth: 302.2°
Direction: West-North-West

See also IC 298A rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.5, IC 298A is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for IC 298A - Galaxy in Cetus

Photometric information of IC 298A

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 298A 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 298A.

23.52 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 298A

The following table reports IC 298A apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 298A is a visual representation of it.
0.54 arcmin
0.34 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 298A

The image below is a photograph of IC 298A 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 298A - Galaxy in Cetus star
DSS2 image of IC 298A in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.54 arcmin) and minor (0.34 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 298A

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 298A are provided in the following table:

03h 11m 18s
+01° 18’ 54”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 298A 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 298A - Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 298A - Galaxy in Cetus.

Finder chart IC 298A - Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 298A - Galaxy in Cetus.

Rise ans set times of IC 298A from your location

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

Today's IC 298A - Galaxy in Cetus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 88.7°
Max altitude: 39.8°
Azimuth: 271.3°