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IC 498 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Minor

IC 498 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Canis Minor constellation. IC 498 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

IC 498
Galaxy
Canis Minor
  • IC 498 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 16° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.6, IC 498 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 498

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 498 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).

14.6
11.86
11.33
10.76

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 498.

23.63 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 498

The following table reports IC 498 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 498 is a visual representation of it.
1.21 arcmin
1.08 arcmin
66°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 498

The image below is a photograph of IC 498 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 498 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Minor star
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DSS2 image of IC 498 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.21 arcmin) and minor (1.08 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 498 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Minor morphological classification

IC 498 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Minor 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 498 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Minor in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 498 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Minor
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 498 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Minor, Spiral (SAb).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 498

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 498 are provided in the following table:

08h 09m 29s
+05° 16’ 50”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 498 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 498 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Minor star
Simplified finder chart for IC 498 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Minor.

Finder chart IC 498 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Minor star
Simplified finder chart for IC 498 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Minor.

Rise ans set times of IC 498 from your location

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

Today's IC 498 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Minor rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 84.7°
Max altitude: 43.8°
Azimuth: 275.3°
IC 498 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Minor is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom