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IC 4218 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo

IC 4218 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Virgo constellation. IC 4218 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 4218
Galaxy
Virgo
  • IC 4218 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 18° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 14.73, IC 4218 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 4218 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo

Photometric information of IC 4218

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 4218 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).

14.6
14.73
11.74
10.95
10.58

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 4218.

22.82 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 4218

The following table reports IC 4218 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 4218 is a visual representation of it.
1.2 arcmin
0.37 arcmin
159°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 4218

The image below is a photograph of IC 4218 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 4218 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo star
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DSS2 image of IC 4218 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.2 arcmin) and minor (0.37 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 4218 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo morphological classification

IC 4218 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo is classified as Spiral (SAbc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 4218 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 4218 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 4218 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo, Spiral (SAbc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 4218

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 4218 are provided in the following table:

13h 17m 03s
-02° 15’ 41”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 4218 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 4218 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4218 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo.

Finder chart IC 4218 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4218 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo.

Rise ans set times of IC 4218 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's IC 4218 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 92.3°
Max altitude: 36.3°
Azimuth: 267.7°
IC 4218 - Spiral Galaxy in Virgo is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom