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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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IC 449 - Elliptical Galaxy in Camelopardalis

Altitude: 50.4°   Azimuth: 330.2°   Direction: North-North-West

IC 449 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Camelopardalis constellation. IC 449 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 449 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 449 - Elliptical Galaxy in Camelopardalis star
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DSS2 image of IC 449 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.77 arcmin) and minor (1.34 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 449

IC 449
Galaxy
Camelopardalis

IC 449 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 50.4°
Azimuth: 330.2°
Direction: North-North-West

See also IC 449 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 13.7, IC 449 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 449 - Elliptical Galaxy in Camelopardalis

Photometric information of IC 449

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 449 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).

13.7
10.4
9.66
9.45

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 449.

23.8 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 449

The following table reports IC 449 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 449 is a visual representation of it.
1.77 arcmin
1.34 arcmin
83°

IC 449 - Elliptical Galaxy in Camelopardalis morphological classification

IC 449 - Elliptical Galaxy in Camelopardalis is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 449 - Elliptical Galaxy in Camelopardalis in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 449 - Elliptical Galaxy in Camelopardalis
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 449 - Elliptical Galaxy in Camelopardalis, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 449

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 449 are provided in the following table:

06h 45m 41s
+71° 20’ 37”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 449 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 449 - Elliptical Galaxy in Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for IC 449 - Elliptical Galaxy in Camelopardalis.

Finder chart IC 449 - Elliptical Galaxy in Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for IC 449 - Elliptical Galaxy in Camelopardalis.

Rise and set times of IC 449 from your location

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

IC 449 - Elliptical Galaxy in Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 20:01 UTC (altitude: 70.1°)