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IC 4315 - Galaxy in Hydra

Below the horizon.  Rise: 15:02 | Tran: 18:33 | Set: 22:04
Alt: -61.99°   Az: 332.21°   Direction: North-North-West

IC 4315 is a Galaxy in the Hydra constellation. IC 4315 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 14.99, IC 4315 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 4315 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 4315 -  Galaxy in Hydra star
DSS2 image of IC 4315 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.6 arcmin) and minor (0.32 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates


13h 41m 25s
-25° 35’ 53”
11h 03m 48s
00h 45m 13s


13h 40m 03s
-25° 28’ 27”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 4315 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 4315 -  Galaxy in Hydra star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4315 - Galaxy in Hydra.

Finder chart IC 4315 -  Galaxy in Hydra star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4315 - Galaxy in Hydra.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 4315 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).


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 4315.

23.41 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 4315 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 4315 is a visual representation of it.
1.6 arcmin
0.32 arcmin

Morphological Classification

IC 4315 - Galaxy in Hydra is classified as according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 4315 - Galaxy in Hydra in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 4315 - Galaxy in Hydra
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 4315 - Galaxy in Hydra, .
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 4315 - Galaxy in Hydra rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 115.6°
Max altitude: 12.9°
Azimuth: 244.4°