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IC 2171 - Irregular Galaxy in Canis Major

IC 2171 is a Irregular Galaxy in the Canis Major constellation. IC 2171 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.

IC 2171
Galaxy
Canis Major
  • IC 2171 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.19, IC 2171 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 2171 - Irregular Galaxy in Canis Major

Photometric information of IC 2171

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2171 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).

15.19

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 2171.

23.58 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 2171

The following table reports IC 2171 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2171 is a visual representation of it.
1.63 arcmin
0.34 arcmin
91°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 2171

The image below is a photograph of IC 2171 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 2171 - Irregular Galaxy in Canis Major star
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DSS2 image of IC 2171 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.63 arcmin) and minor (0.34 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 2171 - Irregular Galaxy in Canis Major morphological classification

IC 2171 - Irregular Galaxy in Canis Major is classified as Irregular (I) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 2171 - Irregular Galaxy in Canis Major in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 2171 - Irregular Galaxy in Canis Major
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 2171 - Irregular Galaxy in Canis Major, Irregular (I).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2171

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2171 are provided in the following table:

06h 44m 27s
-17° 55’ 57”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2171 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 2171 - Irregular Galaxy in Canis Major star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2171 - Irregular Galaxy in Canis Major.

Finder chart IC 2171 - Irregular Galaxy in Canis Major star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2171 - Irregular Galaxy in Canis Major.

Rise ans set times of IC 2171 from your location

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

Today's IC 2171 - Irregular Galaxy in Canis Major rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 107.9°
Max altitude: 20.6°
Azimuth: 252.1°
IC 2171 - Irregular Galaxy in Canis Major is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom