IC 4641 - Spiral Galaxy in Apus
IC 4641 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Apus constellation. IC 4641 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.
See also IC 4641 rise and set times.
Given its B magnitude of 13.9, IC 4641 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
Photometric information of IC 4641
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 4641 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 4641.
Apparent size of IC 4641The following table reports IC 4641 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 4641 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 4641
The image below is a photograph of IC 4641 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 4641 - Spiral Galaxy in Apus morphological classification
IC 4641 - Spiral Galaxy in Apus is classified as Spiral (SAc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 4641 - Spiral Galaxy in Apus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 4641
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 4641 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 4641 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.