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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 4:45  
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IC 460 - Galaxy in Lynx

Altitude: 22.8°   Azimuth: 35.9°   Direction: North-East

IC 460 is a Galaxy in the Lynx constellation. IC 460 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 460

IC 460 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 22.8°
Azimuth: 35.9°
Direction: North-East

See also IC 460 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.4, IC 460 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 460 - Galaxy in Lynx

Photometric information of IC 460

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 460 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 460.

23.77 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 460

The following table reports IC 460 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 460 is a visual representation of it.
0.85 arcmin
0.49 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 460

The image below is a photograph of IC 460 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 460 - Galaxy in Lynx star
DSS2 image of IC 460 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.85 arcmin) and minor (0.49 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 460

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 460 are provided in the following table:

07h 10m 44s
+50° 12’ 08”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 460 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 460 - Galaxy in Lynx star
Simplified finder chart for IC 460 - Galaxy in Lynx.

Finder chart IC 460 - Galaxy in Lynx star
Simplified finder chart for IC 460 - Galaxy in Lynx.

Rise ans set times of IC 460 from your location

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

IC 460 - Galaxy in Lynx is circumpolar and transits at 14:11 UTC (altitude: 88.7°)