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IC 66 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces

IC 66 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Pisces constellation. IC 66 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 66
Galaxy
Pisces
  • IC 66 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 5° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15, IC 66 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 66

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 66 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
11.73
11.12
10.74

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 66.

23.66 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 66

The following table reports IC 66 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 66 is a visual representation of it.
1.23 arcmin
0.42 arcmin
124°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 66

The image below is a photograph of IC 66 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 66 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces star
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DSS2 image of IC 66 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.23 arcmin) and minor (0.42 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 66 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces morphological classification

IC 66 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces is classified as Spiral (SAa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 66 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 66 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 66 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces, Spiral (SAa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 66

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 66 are provided in the following table:

01h 00m 33s
+30° 47’ 49”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 66 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 66 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for IC 66 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces.

Finder chart IC 66 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for IC 66 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces.

Rise ans set times of IC 66 from your location

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

Today's IC 66 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 59.2°
Max altitude: 69.3°
Azimuth: 300.8°
IC 66 - Spiral Galaxy in Pisces is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom