IC 404 - Lenticular Galaxy in Orion
IC 404 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Orion constellation. IC 404 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.
See also IC 404 rise and set times.
Given its B magnitude of 15.7, IC 404 is visible only through long exposure photography.
Photometric information of IC 404
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 404 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.
Apparent size of IC 404The following table reports IC 404 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 404 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 404
The image below is a photograph of IC 404 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 404 - Lenticular Galaxy in Orion morphological classification
IC 404 - Lenticular Galaxy in Orion is classified as Lenticular (S0-Aa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 404 - Lenticular Galaxy in Orion in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 404
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 404 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 404 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 404 from your location
Today's IC 404 - Lenticular Galaxy in Orion rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):