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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:12 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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IC 1553 - Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor

Below the horizon.  Rise: 1:56 | Tran: 5:28 | Set: 9:00
Alt: -28.04°   Az: 96.50°   Direction: East

IC 1553 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Sculptor constellation. IC 1553 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 14.31, IC 1553 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of IC 1553 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 1553 - Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor star
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DSS2 image of IC 1553 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.36 arcmin) and minor (0.34 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

00h 33m 53s
-25° 28’ 19”
17h 05m 00s
17h 38m 53s

J2000

00h 32m 39s
-25° 36’ 27”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1553 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 1553 - Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1553 - Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor.

Finder chart IC 1553 - Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1553 - Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1553 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).

14.31
11.84
11.06
10.69

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 1553.

22.66 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 1553 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1553 is a visual representation of it.
1.36 arcmin
0.34 arcmin
15°

Morphological Classification

IC 1553 - Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor is classified as Spiral (SAcd) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1553 - Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1553 - Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1553 - Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor, Spiral (SAcd).
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

Today's IC 1553 - Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 115.5°
Max altitude: 13.0°
Azimuth: 244.5°