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IC 422 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lepus

IC 422 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Lepus constellation. IC 422 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 422
Galaxy
Lepus
Available Resources for IC 422 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lepus

Photometric information of IC 422

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 422 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).

10.74
10.05
9.77

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of IC 422

The following table reports IC 422 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 422 is a visual representation of it.
1.04 arcmin
0.93 arcmin
130°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 422

The image below is a photograph of IC 422 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 422 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lepus star
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DSS2 image of IC 422 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.04 arcmin) and minor (0.93 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 422 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lepus morphological classification

IC 422 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lepus 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 422 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lepus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 422 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lepus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 422 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lepus, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 422

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 422 are provided in the following table:

05h 32m 18s
-17° 13’ 26”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 422 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 422 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lepus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 422 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lepus.

Finder chart IC 422 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lepus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 422 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lepus.

Rise ans set times of IC 422 from your location

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

Today's IC 422 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lepus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 107.2°
Max altitude: 21.3°
Azimuth: 252.8°
IC 422 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lepus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom