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TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:12 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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IC 1803 - Elliptical Galaxy in Aries

Above the horizon.  Rise: 23:13 | Tran: 7:25 | Set: 15:33
Alt: 59.21°   Az: 150.67°   Direction: South-South-East

IC 1803 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Aries constellation. IC 1803 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. Given its B magnitude of 15.72, IC 1803 is visible only through long exposure photography.

The image below is a photograph of IC 1803 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 1803 - Elliptical Galaxy in Aries star
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DSS2 image of IC 1803 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.46 arcmin) and minor (0.46 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

02h 31m 14s
+23° 13’ 00”
22h 56m 40s
01h 27m 54s

J2000

02h 29m 49s
+23° 06’ 30”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1803 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 1803 - Elliptical Galaxy in Aries star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1803 - Elliptical Galaxy in Aries.

Finder chart IC 1803 - Elliptical Galaxy in Aries star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1803 - Elliptical Galaxy in Aries.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1803 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).

15.72
11.56
10.79
10.54

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 1803.

22.9 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 1803 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1803 is a visual representation of it.
0.46 arcmin
0.46 arcmin
35°

Morphological Classification

IC 1803 - Elliptical Galaxy in Aries 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 1803 - Elliptical Galaxy in Aries in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1803 - Elliptical Galaxy in Aries
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1803 - Elliptical Galaxy in Aries, 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

Today's IC 1803 - Elliptical Galaxy in Aries rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 66.8°
Max altitude: 61.7°
Azimuth: 293.2°