IC 401 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus
IC 401 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Eridanus constellation. IC 401 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 401 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
See also IC 401 rise and set times.
Given its B magnitude of 13.6, IC 401 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
Photometric information of IC 401
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 401 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 401.
Apparent size of IC 401The following table reports IC 401 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 401 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 401
The image below is a photograph of IC 401 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).
IC 401 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus morphological classification
IC 401 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus is classified as Barred Spiral (Bb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 401 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 401
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 401 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 401 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of IC 401 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's IC 401 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):