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IC 496 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cancer

IC 496 is a Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in the Cancer constellation. IC 496 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 496
Galaxy
Cancer
  • IC 496 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 55° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.7, IC 496 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
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Photometric information of IC 496

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 496 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).

14.7
12.32
11.6
11.33

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 496.

23.06 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 496

The following table reports IC 496 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 496 is a visual representation of it.
0.63 arcmin
0.39 arcmin
30°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 496

The image below is a photograph of IC 496 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 496 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cancer star
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DSS2 image of IC 496 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.63 arcmin) and minor (0.39 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 496 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cancer morphological classification

IC 496 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cancer is classified as Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 496 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cancer in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 496 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cancer
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 496 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cancer, Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 496

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 496 are provided in the following table:

08h 09m 43s
+25° 52’ 53”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 496 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 496 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cancer star
Simplified finder chart for IC 496 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cancer.

Finder chart IC 496 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cancer star
Simplified finder chart for IC 496 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cancer.

Rise ans set times of IC 496 from your location

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

Today's IC 496 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cancer rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 64.1°
Max altitude: 64.4°
Azimuth: 295.9°
IC 496 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cancer is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom