IC 458 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Lynx
IC 458 is a Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in the Lynx constellation. IC 458 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.
IC 458 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
See also IC 458 rise and set times.
Given its B magnitude of 14.4, IC 458 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
Photometric information of IC 458
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 458 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).
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 458.
Apparent size of IC 458The following table reports IC 458 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 458 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 458
The image below is a photograph of IC 458 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).
IC 458 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Lynx morphological classification
IC 458 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Lynx is classified as Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 458 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Lynx in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 458
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 458 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 458 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of IC 458 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
IC 458 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Lynx is circumpolar and transits at 14:11 UTC (altitude: 88.6°)