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IC 509 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer

IC 509 is a Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in the Cancer constellation. IC 509 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 509
Galaxy
Cancer
  • IC 509 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 62° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.6, IC 509 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 509

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 509 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
12.14
11.53
11.1

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 509.

22.53 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 509

The following table reports IC 509 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 509 is a visual representation of it.
1.02 arcmin
0.92 arcmin
57°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 509

The image below is a photograph of IC 509 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 509 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer star
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DSS2 image of IC 509 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.02 arcmin) and minor (0.92 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 509 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer morphological classification

IC 509 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer is classified as Intermediate Spiral (SABc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 509 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 509 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 509 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer, Intermediate Spiral (SABc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 509

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 509 are provided in the following table:

08h 32m 03s
+24° 00’ 39”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 509 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 509 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer star
Simplified finder chart for IC 509 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer.

Finder chart IC 509 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer star
Simplified finder chart for IC 509 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer.

Rise ans set times of IC 509 from your location

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

Today's IC 509 - Intermediate 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: 66.0°
Max altitude: 62.5°
Azimuth: 294.0°
IC 509 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cancer is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom