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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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IC 4569 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Borealis

Above the horizon.  Rise: 12:02 | Tran: 20:49 | Set: 5:39
Alt: 14.80°   Az: 296.95°   Direction: West-North-West

IC 4569 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Corona Borealis constellation. IC 4569 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 15, IC 4569 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 4569 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 4569 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Borealis star
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DSS2 image of IC 4569 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.91 arcmin) and minor (0.82 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

15h 41m 48s
+28° 12’ 51”
06h 48m 06s
22h 29m 55s

J2000

15h 40m 47s
+28° 17’ 31”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 4569 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 4569 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Borealis star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4569 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Borealis.

Finder chart IC 4569 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Borealis star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4569 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Borealis.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 4569 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).

15
11.57
10.89
10.63

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 4569.

23.52 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 4569 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 4569 is a visual representation of it.
0.91 arcmin
0.82 arcmin
115°

Morphological Classification

IC 4569 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Borealis 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 4569 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Borealis in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 4569 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Borealis
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 4569 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Borealis, Elliptical (E).
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 4569 - Elliptical Galaxy in Corona Borealis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 61.8°
Max altitude: 66.7°
Azimuth: 298.2°