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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
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IC 461 - Galaxy in Lynx

Altitude: 55.4°   Azimuth: 290.3°   Direction: West-North-West

IC 461 is a Galaxy in the Lynx constellation. IC 461 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 461 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 461 - Galaxy in Lynx star
DSS2 image of IC 461 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.63 arcmin) and minor (0.48 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 461

IC 461

IC 461 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 55.4°
Azimuth: 290.3°
Direction: West-North-West

See also IC 461 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.7, IC 461 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for IC 461 - Galaxy in Lynx

Photometric information of IC 461

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 461 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 461.

23.38 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 461

The following table reports IC 461 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 461 is a visual representation of it.
0.63 arcmin
0.48 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 461

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 461 are provided in the following table:

07h 10m 45s
+50° 04’ 53”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 461 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 461 - Galaxy in Lynx star
Simplified finder chart for IC 461 - Galaxy in Lynx.

Finder chart IC 461 - Galaxy in Lynx star
Simplified finder chart for IC 461 - Galaxy in Lynx.

Rise and set times of IC 461 from your location

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

IC 461 - Galaxy in Lynx is circumpolar and transits at 20:22 UTC (altitude: 88.6°)