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IC 746 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Leo

IC 746 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Leo constellation. IC 746 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 746
Galaxy
Leo
  • IC 746 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 46° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.5, IC 746 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 746

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 746 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).

14.5
12.48
11.9
11.61

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 746.

22.77 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 746

The following table reports IC 746 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 746 is a visual representation of it.
1.01 arcmin
0.46 arcmin
169°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 746

The image below is a photograph of IC 746 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 746 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Leo star
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DSS2 image of IC 746 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.01 arcmin) and minor (0.46 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 746 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Leo morphological classification

IC 746 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Leo is classified as Barred Spiral (Bbc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 746 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Leo in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 746 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Leo
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 746 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Leo, Barred Spiral (Bbc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 746

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 746 are provided in the following table:

11h 55m 35s
+25° 53’ 21”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 746 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 746 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 746 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Leo.

Finder chart IC 746 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 746 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Leo.

Rise ans set times of IC 746 from your location

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

Today's IC 746 - Barred Spiral 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: 64.1°
Max altitude: 64.4°
Azimuth: 295.9°
IC 746 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Leo is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom