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IC 921 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 17.01°   Az: 359.41°   Direction: North

IC 921 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Ursa Major constellation. IC 921 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 921 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of IC 921 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major star
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DSS2 image of IC 921 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.29 arcmin) and minor (0.2 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

13h 44m 02s
+55° 31’ 41”
11h 56m 02s
01h 40m 04s

J2000

13h 43m 08s
+55° 39’ 04”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 921 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 921 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for IC 921 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major.

Finder chart IC 921 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for IC 921 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major.

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 921 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 921 is a visual representation of it.
0.29 arcmin
0.2 arcmin
104°

Morphological Classification

IC 921 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major 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 921 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 921 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 921 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

IC 921 - Elliptical Galaxy in Ursa Major is circumpolar and transits at 17:36 UTC (altitude: 86.0°)