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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:57 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:10
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IC 666 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo

Above the horizon.  Rise: 9:45 | Tran: 16:37 | Set: 23:28
Altitude: 21.7°   Azimuth: 259.3°   Direction: West

IC 666 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Leo constellation. IC 666 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. Given its B magnitude of 15.3, IC 666 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of IC 666 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of IC 666 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo star
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DSS2 image of IC 666 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.58 arcmin) and minor (0.33 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Apparent Coordinates

11h 02m 31s
+10° 20’ 56”

J2000 Coordinates

11h 01m 14s
+10° 28’ 51”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 666 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 666 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 666 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo.

Finder chart IC 666 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 666 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 666 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).

15.3
12.22
11.69
10.95

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 666.

22.65 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 666 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 666 is a visual representation of it.
0.58 arcmin
0.33 arcmin
147°

Morphological Classification

IC 666 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo 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 666 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 666 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 666 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's IC 666 - Lenticular Galaxy in Leo rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 79.5°
Max altitude: 49.0°
Azimuth: 280.5°