IC 409 - Galaxy Pair in Orion
IC 409 is a Galaxy Pair in the Orion constellation. IC 409 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 409 rise and set times.
Apparent size of IC 409The following table reports IC 409 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 409 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 409
The image below is a photograph of IC 409 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 409 - Galaxy Pair in Orion morphological classification
IC 409 - Galaxy Pair in Orion is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 409 - Galaxy Pair in Orion in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 409
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 409 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 409 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 409 from your location
Today's IC 409 - Galaxy Pair in Orion rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):