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IC 597 - Lenticular Galaxy

IC 597 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Sextans constellation. IC 597 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 597
Galaxy
Sextans
  • IC 597 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 18° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.57, IC 597 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Photometric information of IC 597

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 597 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).

15.57
12.15
11.47
11.25

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 597.

23.11 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 597

The following table reports IC 597 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 597 is a visual representation of it.
0.5 arcmin
0.23 arcmin
170°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 597

The image below is a photograph of IC 597 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 597 - Lenticular Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of IC 597 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.5 arcmin) and minor (0.23 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 597 - Lenticular Galaxy morphological classification

IC 597 - Lenticular Galaxy is classified as Lenticular (S0-Aa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 597 - Lenticular Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 597 - Lenticular Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 597 - Lenticular Galaxy, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 597

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 597 are provided in the following table:

10h 10m 11s
-06° 53’ 57”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 597 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 597 - Lenticular Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 597 - Lenticular Galaxy.

Finder chart IC 597 - Lenticular Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 597 - Lenticular Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of IC 597 from your location

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

Today's IC 597 - Lenticular Galaxy rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 96.9°
Max altitude: 31.6°
Azimuth: 263.1°
IC 597 - Lenticular Galaxy is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom