IC 478 - Spiral Galaxy in Gemini
IC 478 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Gemini constellation. IC 478 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.
See also IC 478 rise and set times.
Given its B magnitude of 15.2, IC 478 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
Photometric information of IC 478
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 478 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 478.
Apparent size of IC 478The following table reports IC 478 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 478 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 478
The image below is a photograph of IC 478 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 478 - Spiral Galaxy in Gemini morphological classification
IC 478 - Spiral Galaxy in Gemini is classified as Spiral (SAb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 478 - Spiral Galaxy in Gemini in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 478
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 478 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 478 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of IC 478 from your location
Today's IC 478 - Spiral Galaxy in Gemini rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):