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TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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IC 4608 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Apus

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -43.95°   Az: 165.15°   Direction: South-South-East

IC 4608 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Apus constellation. IC 4608 is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 14.3, IC 4608 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of IC 4608 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 4608 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Apus star
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DSS2 image of IC 4608 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.86 arcmin) and minor (0.64 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

16h 50m 30s
-77° 31’ 49”
20h 05m 16s
12h 55m 47s

J2000

16h 46m 54s
-77° 29’ 18”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 4608 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 4608 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Apus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4608 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Apus.

Finder chart IC 4608 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Apus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 4608 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Apus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 4608 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).

14.3
12.2
11.61
11.31

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 4608.

22.36 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 4608 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 4608 is a visual representation of it.
0.86 arcmin
0.64 arcmin
74°

Morphological Classification

IC 4608 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Apus is classified as Barred Spiral (Bm) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 4608 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Apus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 4608 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Apus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 4608 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Apus, Barred Spiral (Bm).
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

IC 4608 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Apus is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK