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IC 874 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra

IC 874 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Hydra constellation. IC 874 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

IC 874
Galaxy
Hydra
  • IC 874 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 2° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 13.46, IC 874 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 874 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra

Photometric information of IC 874

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 874 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).

13.46
10.6
9.92
9.68

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 874.

22.81 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 874

The following table reports IC 874 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 874 is a visual representation of it.
1.29 arcmin
1.05 arcmin
56°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 874

The image below is a photograph of IC 874 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 874 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra star
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DSS2 image of IC 874 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.29 arcmin) and minor (1.05 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 874 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra morphological classification

IC 874 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra 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 874 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 874 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 874 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 874

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 874 are provided in the following table:

13h 19m 00s
-27° 37’ 42”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 874 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 874 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra star
Simplified finder chart for IC 874 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra.

Finder chart IC 874 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra star
Simplified finder chart for IC 874 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra.

Rise ans set times of IC 874 from your location

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

Today's IC 874 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 117.6°
Max altitude: 10.9°
Azimuth: 242.4°
IC 874 - Lenticular Galaxy in Hydra is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom