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IC 632 - Barred Spiral Galaxy

IC 632 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Sextans constellation. IC 632 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 632
Galaxy
Sextans
  • IC 632 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 20° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 14.18, IC 632 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 632

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 632 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).

14.6
14.18
12.15
11.44
11.1

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 632.

23.18 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 632

The following table reports IC 632 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 632 is a visual representation of it.
0.98 arcmin
0.57 arcmin
30°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 632

The image below is a photograph of IC 632 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 632 - Barred Spiral Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of IC 632 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.98 arcmin) and minor (0.57 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 632 - Barred Spiral Galaxy morphological classification

IC 632 - Barred Spiral Galaxy is classified as Barred Spiral (Ba) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 632 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 632 - Barred Spiral Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 632 - Barred Spiral Galaxy, Barred Spiral (Ba).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 632

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 632 are provided in the following table:

10h 39m 11s
-00° 24’ 33”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 632 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 632 - Barred Spiral Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 632 - Barred Spiral Galaxy.

Finder chart IC 632 - Barred Spiral Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 632 - Barred Spiral Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of IC 632 from your location

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

Today's IC 632 - Barred Spiral Galaxy rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 90.4°
Max altitude: 38.1°
Azimuth: 269.6°
IC 632 - Barred Spiral Galaxy is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom