IC 414 - Elliptical Galaxy in Orion
IC 414 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Orion constellation. IC 414 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 414 rise and set times.
Given its visual magnitude of 14.4, IC 414 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
Photometric information of IC 414
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 414 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 414.
Apparent size of IC 414The following table reports IC 414 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 414 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 414
The image below is a photograph of IC 414 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 414 - Elliptical Galaxy in Orion morphological classification
IC 414 - Elliptical Galaxy 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 414 - Elliptical Galaxy in Orion in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 414
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 414 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 414 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 414 from your location
Today's IC 414 - Elliptical Galaxy in Orion rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):