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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:57 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:10
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IC 2163 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Major

Below the horizon.  Rise: 7:52 | Tran: 11:53 | Set: 15:54
Altitude: -50.7°   Azimuth: 307.6°   Direction: North-West

IC 2163 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Canis Major constellation. IC 2163 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 12.55, IC 2163 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of IC 2163 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 2163 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Major star
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DSS2 image of IC 2163 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (3.37 arcmin) and minor (0.95 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Apparent Coordinates

06h 17m 30s
-21° 23’ 09”

J2000 Coordinates

06h 16m 27s
-21° 22’ 32”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2163 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 2163 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Major star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2163 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Major.

Finder chart IC 2163 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Major star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2163 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Major.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2163 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).

12.55
9.61
8.96
8.56

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 2163.

22.11 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 2163 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2163 is a visual representation of it.
3.37 arcmin
0.95 arcmin
103°

Morphological Classification

IC 2163 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Major is classified as Spiral (SAc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 2163 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Major in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 2163 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Major
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 2163 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Major, Spiral (SAc).
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 2163 - Spiral Galaxy in Canis Major rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 111.4°
Max altitude: 17.1°
Azimuth: 248.6°