We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. Learn more.
Love TheSkyLive? Donate Now!
public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?
All Constellations »  Cancer »  Deep Sky Objects » 

IC 496 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cancer

Above the horizon.  Rise: 4:29 | Tran: 12:56 | Set: 21:23
Alt: 36.60°   Az: 93.57°   Direction: East

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. Given its B magnitude of 14.7, IC 496 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of IC 496 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Cancer star
/>
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.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

08h 11m 12s
+25° 48’ 28”
19h 48m 29s
03h 59m 42s

J2000

08h 09m 43s
+25° 52’ 53”

Finder Chart

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.

Photometric Information

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

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°

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

Rise and Set Times

Location: Greenwich, UK
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, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 64.2°
Max altitude: 64.3°
Azimuth: 295.8°