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IC 471 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx

IC 471 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Lynx constellation. IC 471 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 471
Galaxy
Lynx
  • IC 471 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 14° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.2, IC 471 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
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Photometric information of IC 471

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 471 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).

14.2
10.97
10.25
9.95

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 471.

22.2 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 471

The following table reports IC 471 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 471 is a visual representation of it.
0.66 arcmin
0.66 arcmin
23°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 471

The image below is a photograph of IC 471 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 471 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx star
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DSS2 image of IC 471 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.66 arcmin) and minor (0.66 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 471 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx morphological classification

IC 471 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 471 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 471 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 471 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 471

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 471 are provided in the following table:

07h 43m 36s
+49° 40’ 03”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 471 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 471 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx star
Simplified finder chart for IC 471 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx.

Finder chart IC 471 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx star
Simplified finder chart for IC 471 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx.

Rise ans set times of IC 471 from your location

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

IC 471 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lynx is circumpolar and transits at 13:24 UTC (altitude: 88.2°)