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TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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IC 2122 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Columba

Below the horizon.  Rise: 8:56 | Tran: 10:09 | Set: 11:22
Alt: -6.85°   Az: 214.53°   Direction: South-West

IC 2122 is a Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in the Columba constellation. IC 2122 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 13.83, IC 2122 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 2122 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 2122 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Columba star
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DSS2 image of IC 2122 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.75 arcmin) and minor (1.51 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

05h 19m 52s
-37° 03’ 55”
02h 59m 24s
08h 19m 17s

J2000

05h 19m 00s
-37° 05’ 21”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2122 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 2122 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Columba star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2122 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Columba.

Finder chart IC 2122 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Columba star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2122 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Columba.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2122 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).

13.83
10.45
9.7
9.41

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 2122.

23.85 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 2122 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2122 is a visual representation of it.
1.75 arcmin
1.51 arcmin
66°

Morphological Classification

IC 2122 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Columba is classified as Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 2122 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Columba in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 2122 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Columba
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 2122 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Columba, Elliptical/Spiral (E-S0).
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 2122 - Elliptical/Spiral Galaxy in Columba rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 127.1°
Max altitude: 1.5°
Azimuth: 232.9°