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IC 4260 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra

IC 4260 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Hydra constellation. IC 4260 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

IC 4260
Galaxy
Hydra
  • IC 4260 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 2° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.65, IC 4260 is visible only through long exposure photography.
Available Resources for IC 4260 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra

Photometric information of IC 4260

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 4260 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).

15.65
12.45
11.75
11.38

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 4260.

23.92 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 4260

The following table reports IC 4260 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 4260 is a visual representation of it.
1.17 arcmin
0.29 arcmin
96°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 4260

The image below is a photograph of IC 4260 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 4260 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra star
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DSS2 image of IC 4260 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.17 arcmin) and minor (0.29 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 4260 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra morphological classification

IC 4260 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra is classified as Spiral (SAab) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 4260 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 4260 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 4260 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra, Spiral (SAab).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 4260

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 4260 are provided in the following table:

13h 29m 39s
-28° 15’ 57”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 4260 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 4260 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4260 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra.

Finder chart IC 4260 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4260 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra.

Rise ans set times of IC 4260 from your location

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

Today's IC 4260 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 118.3°
Max altitude: 10.3°
Azimuth: 241.7°
IC 4260 - Spiral Galaxy in Hydra is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom