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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:57 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:10
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IC 705 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 42.5°   Azimuth: 301.5°   Direction: West-North-West

IC 705 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Ursa Major constellation. IC 705 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 15.1, IC 705 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 705 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 705 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major star
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DSS2 image of IC 705 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.77 arcmin) and minor (0.5 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Apparent Coordinates

11h 34m 15s
+50° 06’ 22”

J2000 Coordinates

11h 32m 56s
+50° 14’ 30”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 705 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 705 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for IC 705 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major.

Finder chart IC 705 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for IC 705 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 705 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).

15.1
12.31
11.66
11.41

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 705.

23.27 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 705 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 705 is a visual representation of it.
0.77 arcmin
0.5 arcmin
34°

Morphological Classification

IC 705 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major is classified as Lenticular (S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 705 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 705 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 705 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major, Lenticular (S0).
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

IC 705 - Lenticular Galaxy in Ursa Major is circumpolar and transits at 16:08 UTC (altitude: 88.8°)