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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
wb_twilight   (Astronomical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

IC 454 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Gemini

Below the horizon.  Rise: 7:05 | Tran: 14:09 | Set: 21:14
Altitude: -19.4°   Azimuth: 325.3°   Direction: North-West

IC 454 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Gemini constellation. IC 454 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

The image below is a photograph of IC 454 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 454 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Gemini star
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DSS2 image of IC 454 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.69 arcmin) and minor (0.88 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 454

IC 454
Galaxy
Gemini

IC 454 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -19.4°
Azimuth: 325.3°
Direction: North-West

See also IC 454 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.5, IC 454 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 454 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Gemini

Photometric information of IC 454

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 454 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).

14.5
10.46
9.66
9.39

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 454.

23.97 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 454

The following table reports IC 454 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 454 is a visual representation of it.
1.69 arcmin
0.88 arcmin
138°

IC 454 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Gemini morphological classification

IC 454 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Gemini is classified as Barred Spiral (Bab) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 454 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Gemini in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 454 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Gemini
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 454 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Gemini, Barred Spiral (Bab).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 454

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 454 are provided in the following table:

06h 51m 06s
+12° 55’ 19”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 454 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 454 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Gemini star
Simplified finder chart for IC 454 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Gemini.

Finder chart IC 454 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Gemini star
Simplified finder chart for IC 454 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Gemini.

Rise and set times of IC 454 from your location

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

Today's IC 454 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Gemini rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.1°
Max altitude: 51.4°
Azimuth: 282.9°