IC 520 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis
IC 520 is a Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in the Camelopardalis constellation. IC 520 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.
- IC 520 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 68° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
- Given its B magnitude of 11.9, IC 520 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
Photometric information of IC 520
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 520 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 520.
Apparent size of IC 520The following table reports IC 520 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 520 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 520
The image below is a photograph of IC 520 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 520 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis morphological classification
IC 520 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis is classified as Intermediate Spiral (SABa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 520 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 520
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 520 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 520 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 520 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
IC 520 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 20:41 UTC (altitude: 68.0°)