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IC 451 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis

Altitude: 55.2°   Azimuth: 25.4°   Direction: North-North-East

IC 451 is a Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in the Camelopardalis constellation. IC 451 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.

IC 451
Galaxy
Camelopardalis

IC 451 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 55.2°
Azimuth: 25.4°
Direction: North-North-East

See also IC 451 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.9, IC 451 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 451 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis

Photometric information of IC 451

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 451 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).

14.9
11.09
10.36
10.05

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 451.

23.97 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 451

The following table reports IC 451 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 451 is a visual representation of it.
1.34 arcmin
1.07 arcmin
144°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 451

The image below is a photograph of IC 451 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 451 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis star
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DSS2 image of IC 451 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.34 arcmin) and minor (1.07 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 451 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis morphological classification

IC 451 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis is classified as Intermediate Spiral (SABb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 451 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 451 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 451 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis, Intermediate Spiral (SABb).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 451

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 451 are provided in the following table:

06h 52m 51s
+74° 28’ 50”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 451 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 451 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for IC 451 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis.

Finder chart IC 451 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for IC 451 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis.

Rise ans set times of IC 451 from your location

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

IC 451 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 02:18 UTC (altitude: 67.0°)