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IC 558 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo

IC 558 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Leo constellation. IC 558 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 558
Galaxy
Leo
  • IC 558 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 64° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 13.9, IC 558 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
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Photometric information of IC 558

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 558 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).

14.9
13.9
11.62
10.89
10.61

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 558.

23.6 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 558

The following table reports IC 558 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 558 is a visual representation of it.
0.93 arcmin
0.72 arcmin
165°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 558

The image below is a photograph of IC 558 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 558 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo star
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DSS2 image of IC 558 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.93 arcmin) and minor (0.72 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 558 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo morphological classification

IC 558 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 558 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 558 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 558 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 558

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 558 are provided in the following table:

09h 45m 00s
+29° 27’ 08”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 558 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 558 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 558 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo.

Finder chart IC 558 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 558 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo.

Rise ans set times of IC 558 from your location

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

Today's IC 558 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 60.5°
Max altitude: 68.0°
Azimuth: 299.5°
IC 558 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom