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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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IC 4248 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra

Below the horizon.  Rise: 15:19 | Tran: 18:12 | Set: 21:05
Alt: -51.78°   Az: 72.71°   Direction: East-North-East

IC 4248 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Hydra constellation. IC 4248 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 14.8, IC 4248 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of IC 4248 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of IC 4248 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra star
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DSS2 image of IC 4248 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.04 arcmin) and minor (0.65 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

13h 28m 09s
-30° 00’ 29”
14h 52m 04s
04h 20m 13s

J2000

13h 26m 47s
-29° 52’ 53”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 4248 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 4248 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4248 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra.

Finder chart IC 4248 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4248 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 4248 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).

13.88
14.8
11.88
11.29
10.93

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 4248.

22.59 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 4248 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 4248 is a visual representation of it.
1.04 arcmin
0.65 arcmin
89°

Morphological Classification

IC 4248 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra is classified as Spiral (SAc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 4248 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 4248 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 4248 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra, Spiral (SAc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

Location: Greenwich, UK
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's IC 4248 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 120.0°
Max altitude: 8.5°
Azimuth: 240.0°