IC 171 - Lenticular Galaxy in Triangulum
IC 171 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Triangulum constellation. IC 171 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.
Photometric information of IC 171
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 171 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).
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The surface brightess reported below is an indication of the brightness per unit of angular area of IC 171.
Apparent size of IC 171The following table reports IC 171 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 171 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 171
The image below is a photograph of IC 171 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).
IC 171 - Lenticular Galaxy in Triangulum morphological classification
IC 171 - Lenticular Galaxy in Triangulum is classified as Lenticular (S0-Aa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 171 - Lenticular Galaxy in Triangulum in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 171
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 171 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 171 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.