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IC 2186 - Galaxy in Gemini

Altitude: 5.9°   Azimuth: 297.5°   Direction: West-North-West

IC 2186 is a Galaxy in the Gemini constellation. IC 2186 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 2186

IC 2186 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 5.9°
Azimuth: 297.5°
Direction: West-North-West

See also IC 2186 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 16.09, IC 2186 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for IC 2186 - Galaxy in Gemini

Photometric information of IC 2186

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2186 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.

Apparent size of IC 2186

The following table reports IC 2186 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2186 is a visual representation of it.
0.33 arcmin
0.22 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 2186

The image below is a photograph of IC 2186 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 2186 - Galaxy in Gemini star
DSS2 image of IC 2186 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.33 arcmin) and minor (0.22 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2186

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2186 are provided in the following table:

07h 22m 47s
+21° 31’ 45”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2186 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 2186 - Galaxy in Gemini star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2186 - Galaxy in Gemini.

Finder chart IC 2186 - Galaxy in Gemini star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2186 - Galaxy in Gemini.

Rise ans set times of IC 2186 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 2186 - Galaxy in Gemini 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: 68.5°
Max altitude: 60.0°
Azimuth: 291.5°