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IC 559 - Irregular Galaxy in Leo

IC 559 is a Irregular Galaxy in the Leo constellation. IC 559 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 559
Galaxy
Leo
  • IC 559 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 36° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15, IC 559 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 559

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 559 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).

15

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 559.

23.6 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 559

The following table reports IC 559 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 559 is a visual representation of it.
1.09 arcmin
0.92 arcmin
87°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 559

The image below is a photograph of IC 559 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 559 - Irregular Galaxy in Leo star
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DSS2 image of IC 559 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.09 arcmin) and minor (0.92 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 559 - Irregular Galaxy in Leo morphological classification

IC 559 - Irregular Galaxy in Leo is classified as Irregular (I) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 559 - Irregular Galaxy in Leo in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 559 - Irregular Galaxy in Leo
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 559 - Irregular Galaxy in Leo, Irregular (I).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 559

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 559 are provided in the following table:

09h 44m 44s
+09° 36’ 54”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 559 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 559 - Irregular Galaxy in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 559 - Irregular Galaxy in Leo.

Finder chart IC 559 - Irregular Galaxy in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 559 - Irregular Galaxy in Leo.

Rise ans set times of IC 559 from your location

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

Today's IC 559 - Irregular 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: 80.4°
Max altitude: 48.1°
Azimuth: 279.6°
IC 559 - Irregular Galaxy in Leo is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom