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IC 400 - Galaxy in Lepus

Altitude: -19.2°   Azimuth: 91.5°   Direction: East

IC 400 is a Galaxy in the Lepus constellation. IC 400 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 400

IC 400 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -19.2°
Azimuth: 91.5°
Direction: East

See also IC 400 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 16.7, IC 400 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for IC 400 - Galaxy in Lepus

Photometric information of IC 400

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 400 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.

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 400

The image below is a photograph of IC 400 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 400 - Galaxy in Lepus star
DSS2 image of IC 400 in the Red band.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 400

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 400 are provided in the following table:

05h 03m 46s
-15° 49’ 09”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 400 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 400 - Galaxy in Lepus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 400 - Galaxy in Lepus.

Finder chart IC 400 - Galaxy in Lepus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 400 - Galaxy in Lepus.

Rise ans set times of IC 400 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 400 - Galaxy in Lepus 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: 105.8°
Max altitude: 22.7°
Azimuth: 254.2°