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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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IC 8 - Elliptical (E?) Galaxy in Pisces

Above the horizon.  Rise: 23:43 | Tran: 5:30 | Set: 11:13
Alt: 27.53°   Az: 138.79°   Direction: South-East

IC 8 is a Elliptical (E?) Galaxy in the Pisces constellation. IC 8 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 15.16, IC 8 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 8 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 8 - Elliptical (E?) Galaxy in Pisces star
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DSS2 image of IC 8 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.82 arcmin) and minor (0.34 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

00h 20m 18s
-03° 05’ 09”
21h 36m 46s
21h 57m 04s

J2000

00h 19m 03s
-03° 13’ 19”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 8 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 8 - Elliptical (E?) Galaxy in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for IC 8 - Elliptical (E?) Galaxy in Pisces.

Finder chart IC 8 - Elliptical (E?) Galaxy in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for IC 8 - Elliptical (E?) Galaxy in Pisces.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 8 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).

15.16
12.7
12.08
12.08

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 8.

23.4 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 8 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 8 is a visual representation of it.
0.82 arcmin
0.34 arcmin
129°

Morphological Classification

IC 8 - Elliptical (E?) Galaxy in Pisces 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 8 - Elliptical (E?) Galaxy in Pisces in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 8 - Elliptical (E?) Galaxy in Pisces
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 8 - Elliptical (E?) Galaxy in Pisces, Elliptical (E?).
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 8 - Elliptical (E?) Galaxy in Pisces rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 93.1°
Max altitude: 35.4°
Azimuth: 266.9°