Your guide to the Solar System and the night sky
🌎 Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

IC 891 - Elliptical Galaxy

IC 891 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Virgo constellation. IC 891 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 891
Galaxy
Virgo
  • IC 891 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 22° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.7, IC 891 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 891 - Elliptical Galaxy

Photometric information of IC 891

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 891 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).

14.7
11.52
10.8
10.67

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 891.

23.04 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 891

The following table reports IC 891 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 891 is a visual representation of it.
0.78 arcmin
0.73 arcmin
30°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 891

The image below is a photograph of IC 891 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 891 - Elliptical Galaxy star
/>
DSS2 image of IC 891 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.78 arcmin) and minor (0.73 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 891 - Elliptical Galaxy morphological classification

IC 891 - Elliptical Galaxy 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 891 - Elliptical Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 891 - Elliptical Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 891 - Elliptical Galaxy, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 891

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 891 are provided in the following table:

13h 30m 00s
+00° 18’ 18”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 891 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 891 - Elliptical Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 891 - Elliptical Galaxy.

Finder chart IC 891 - Elliptical Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 891 - Elliptical Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of IC 891 from your location

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

Today's IC 891 - Elliptical Galaxy rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 89.7°
Max altitude: 38.8°
Azimuth: 270.3°
IC 891 - Elliptical Galaxy is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom