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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:52  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:31
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IC 181 - Galaxy in Aries

Altitude: -0.9°   Azimuth: 48.4°   Direction: North-East

IC 181 is a Galaxy in the Aries constellation. IC 181 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.

The image below is a photograph of IC 181 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 181 - Galaxy in Aries star
DSS2 image of IC 181 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.57 arcmin) and minor (0.49 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 181

IC 181

IC 181 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -0.9°
Azimuth: 48.4°
Direction: North-East

See also IC 181 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.7, IC 181 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for IC 181 - Galaxy in Aries

Photometric information of IC 181

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 181 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).


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 181.

23.43 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 181

The following table reports IC 181 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 181 is a visual representation of it.
0.57 arcmin
0.49 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 181

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 181 are provided in the following table:

02h 00m 02s
+23° 39’ 31”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 181 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 181 - Galaxy in Aries star
Simplified finder chart for IC 181 - Galaxy in Aries.

Finder chart IC 181 - Galaxy in Aries star
Simplified finder chart for IC 181 - Galaxy in Aries.

Rise and set times of IC 181 from your location

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

Today's IC 181 - Galaxy in Aries rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 66.3°
Max altitude: 62.2°
Azimuth: 293.7°