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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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IC 598 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 54.6°   Azimuth: 82.7°   Direction: East

IC 598 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Ursa Major constellation. IC 598 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 598 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 598 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major star
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DSS2 image of IC 598 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.65 arcmin) and minor (0.41 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 598

IC 598
Galaxy
Ursa Major

IC 598 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: 54.6°
Azimuth: 82.7°
Direction: East

See also IC 598 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 13.8, IC 598 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 598 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major

Photometric information of IC 598

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 598 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).

13.8
11.05
10.4
10.15

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 598.

23.28 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 598

The following table reports IC 598 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 598 is a visual representation of it.
1.65 arcmin
0.41 arcmin

IC 598 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major morphological classification

IC 598 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major 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 598 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 598 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 598 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 598

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 598 are provided in the following table:

10h 12m 48s
+43° 08’ 43”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 598 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 598 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for IC 598 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major.

Finder chart IC 598 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for IC 598 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major.

Rise and set times of IC 598 from your location

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

IC 598 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major is circumpolar and transits at 16:23 UTC (altitude: 81.7°)