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IC 812 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo

IC 812 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Virgo constellation. IC 812 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.

IC 812
Galaxy
Virgo
  • IC 812 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.85, IC 812 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 812

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 812 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).

14.85
12.23
11.65
11.49

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of IC 812

The following table reports IC 812 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 812 is a visual representation of it.
0.9 arcmin
0.56 arcmin
118°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 812

The image below is a photograph of IC 812 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 812 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo star
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DSS2 image of IC 812 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.9 arcmin) and minor (0.56 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 812 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo morphological classification

IC 812 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo 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 812 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 812 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 812 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 812

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 812 are provided in the following table:

12h 44m 51s
-04° 26’ 04”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 812 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 812 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 812 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo.

Finder chart IC 812 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 812 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo.

Rise ans set times of IC 812 from your location

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

Today's IC 812 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 94.4°
Max altitude: 34.1°
Azimuth: 265.6°
IC 812 - Lenticular Galaxy in Virgo is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom