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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:57 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:10
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IC 187 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries

Below the horizon.  Rise: 23:02 | Tran: 7:38 | Set: 16:11
Altitude: -9.2°   Azimuth: 21.6°   Direction: North-North-East

IC 187 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Aries constellation. IC 187 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 13.9, IC 187 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 187 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 187 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries star
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DSS2 image of IC 187 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.23 arcmin) and minor (0.73 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Apparent Coordinates

02h 02m 54s
+26° 35’ 54”

J2000 Coordinates

02h 01m 31s
+26° 28’ 51”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 187 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 187 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries star
Simplified finder chart for IC 187 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries.

Finder chart IC 187 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries star
Simplified finder chart for IC 187 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 187 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).

13.9
11.08
10.36
10.1

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 187.

23.83 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 187 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 187 is a visual representation of it.
2.23 arcmin
0.73 arcmin
70°

Morphological Classification

IC 187 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries is classified as Spiral (SAa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 187 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 187 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 187 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries, Spiral (SAa).
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 187 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 63.5°
Max altitude: 65.0°
Azimuth: 296.5°