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IC 709 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major

IC 709 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Ursa Major constellation. IC 709 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 709
Galaxy
Ursa Major
  • IC 709 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 11° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15, IC 709 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 709 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major

Photometric information of IC 709

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 709 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
11.8
10.98
10.66

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 709.

23.92 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 709

The following table reports IC 709 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 709 is a visual representation of it.
1.05 arcmin
0.93 arcmin
25°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 709

The image below is a photograph of IC 709 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 709 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major star
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DSS2 image of IC 709 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.05 arcmin) and minor (0.93 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 709 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major morphological classification

IC 709 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major 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 709 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 709 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 709 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 709

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 709 are provided in the following table:

11h 34m 14s
+49° 02’ 35”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 709 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 709 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for IC 709 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major.

Finder chart IC 709 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for IC 709 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major.

Rise ans set times of IC 709 from your location

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

IC 709 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major is circumpolar and transits at 14:56 UTC (altitude: 87.6°)