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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:48  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:34
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IC 826 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Altitude: -7.1°   Azimuth: 352.9°   Direction: North

IC 826 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Coma Berenices constellation. IC 826 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 826 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 826 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
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DSS2 image of IC 826 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.69 arcmin) and minor (0.48 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 826

IC 826
Galaxy
Coma Berenices

IC 826 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -7.1°
Azimuth: 352.9°
Direction: North

See also IC 826 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.9, IC 826 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 826 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Photometric information of IC 826

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 826 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).

14.9
11.93
11.34
10.97

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 826.

22.56 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 826

The following table reports IC 826 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 826 is a visual representation of it.
0.69 arcmin
0.48 arcmin
62°

IC 826 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices morphological classification

IC 826 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices is classified as Barred Spiral (Bab) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 826 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 826 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 826 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices, Barred Spiral (Bab).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 826

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 826 are provided in the following table:

12h 51m 20s
+31° 03’ 34”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 826 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 826 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
Simplified finder chart for IC 826 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices.

Finder chart IC 826 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices star
Simplified finder chart for IC 826 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices.

Rise and set times of IC 826 from your location

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

Today's IC 826 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 58.9°
Max altitude: 69.6°
Azimuth: 301.1°