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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:12 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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IC 520 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 40.17°   Az: 342.40°   Direction: North-North-West

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. Given its B magnitude of 11.9, IC 520 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.

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

Image of IC 520 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis star
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DSS2 image of IC 520 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.1 arcmin) and minor (1.63 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

08h 56m 17s
+73° 23’ 47”
08h 24m 07s
17h 20m 24s

J2000

08h 53m 41s
+73° 29’ 27”

Finder Chart

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°.

Finder chart IC 520 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for IC 520 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis.

Finder chart IC 520 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis star
Simplified finder chart for IC 520 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis.

Photometric Information

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).

11.9
9.67
9
8.72

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.

22.87 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The 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.
2.1 arcmin
1.63 arcmin
175°

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.

IC 520 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 520 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis, Intermediate Spiral (SABa).
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

IC 520 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 12:49 UTC (altitude: 68.1°)