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IC 4312 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus

IC 4312 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Centaurus constellation. IC 4312 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

IC 4312
Galaxy
Centaurus
  • IC 4312 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 13.41, IC 4312 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 4312 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus

Photometric information of IC 4312

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 4312 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).

13.41
9.8
9.12
8.82

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 4312.

22.78 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 4312

The following table reports IC 4312 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 4312 is a visual representation of it.
1.21 arcmin
0.89 arcmin
75°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 4312

The image below is a photograph of IC 4312 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 4312 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus star
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DSS2 image of IC 4312 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.21 arcmin) and minor (0.89 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 4312 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus morphological classification

IC 4312 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus is classified as Lenticular (S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 4312 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 4312 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 4312 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 4312

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 4312 are provided in the following table:

13h 40m 31s
-51° 04’ 14”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 4312 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 4312 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4312 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus.

Finder chart IC 4312 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4312 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus.

Rise ans set times of IC 4312 from your location

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

IC 4312 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]