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IC 4406 - Planetary Nebula in Lupus

IC 4406 is a Planetary Nebula in the Lupus constellation. IC 4406 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

IC 4406
Planetary Nebula
Lupus
  • IC 4406 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 10.2, IC 4406 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.
Available Resources for IC 4406 - Planetary Nebula in Lupus

Photometric information of IC 4406

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 4406 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).

10.6
10.2

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

Apparent size of IC 4406

The following table reports IC 4406 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 4406 is a visual representation of it.
0.58 arcmin
0.58 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 4406

The image below is a photograph of IC 4406 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 4406 - Planetary Nebula in Lupus star
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DSS2 image of IC 4406 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.58 arcmin) and minor (0.58 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 4406

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 4406 are provided in the following table:

14h 22m 26s
-44° 09’ 01”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 4406 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 4406 - Planetary Nebula in Lupus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4406 - Planetary Nebula in Lupus.

Finder chart IC 4406 - Planetary Nebula in Lupus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4406 - Planetary Nebula in Lupus.

Rise ans set times of IC 4406 from your location

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

IC 4406 - Planetary Nebula in Lupus is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]