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IC 844 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus

IC 844 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Centaurus constellation. IC 844 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

IC 844
Galaxy
Centaurus
  • IC 844 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 8° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 13.69, IC 844 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 844 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus

Photometric information of IC 844

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 844 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).

13.69
10.43
9.69
9.51

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 844.

23.59 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 844

The following table reports IC 844 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 844 is a visual representation of it.
1.77 arcmin
0.54 arcmin
100°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 844

The image below is a photograph of IC 844 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 844 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus star
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DSS2 image of IC 844 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.77 arcmin) and minor (0.54 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 844 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus morphological classification

IC 844 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus is classified as Lenticular (S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 844 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 844 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 844 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 844

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 844 are provided in the following table:

13h 03m 17s
-30° 31’ 15”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 844 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 844 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 844 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus.

Finder chart IC 844 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 844 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus.

Rise ans set times of IC 844 from your location

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

Today's IC 844 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 120.5°
Max altitude: 8.0°
Azimuth: 239.5°
IC 844 - Lenticular Galaxy in Centaurus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom