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IC 658 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo

IC 658 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Leo constellation. IC 658 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 658
Galaxy
Leo
  • IC 658 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 21° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.6, IC 658 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 658

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 658 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
11.58
11.04
10.57

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 658.

23.66 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 658

The following table reports IC 658 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 658 is a visual representation of it.
1.08 arcmin
0.85 arcmin
43°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 658

The image below is a photograph of IC 658 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 658 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo star
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DSS2 image of IC 658 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.08 arcmin) and minor (0.85 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 658 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo morphological classification

IC 658 - 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 658 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 658 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 658 - 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 658

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 658 are provided in the following table:

10h 58m 15s
+08° 14’ 30”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 658 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 658 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 658 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo.

Finder chart IC 658 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 658 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo.

Rise ans set times of IC 658 from your location

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

Today's IC 658 - 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: 81.8°
Max altitude: 46.8°
Azimuth: 278.2°
IC 658 - Elliptical Galaxy in Leo is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom