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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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IC 2523 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Antlia

Below the horizon.  Rise: 14:20 | Tran: 16:38 | Set: 18:56
Altitude: -42.1°   Azimuth: 92.8°   Direction: East

IC 2523 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Antlia constellation. IC 2523 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 2523 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 2523 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Antlia star
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DSS2 image of IC 2523 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.43 arcmin) and minor (0.86 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 2523

IC 2523
Galaxy
Antlia

IC 2523 is below the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: -42.1°
Azimuth: 92.8°
Direction: East

See also IC 2523 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 13.62, IC 2523 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 2523 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Antlia

Photometric information of IC 2523

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2523 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).

13.62
11.12
10.48
10.07

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 2523.

22.74 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 2523

The following table reports IC 2523 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2523 is a visual representation of it.
1.43 arcmin
0.86 arcmin
30°

IC 2523 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Antlia morphological classification

IC 2523 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Antlia is classified as Barred Spiral (Bbc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 2523 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Antlia in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 2523 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Antlia
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 2523 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Antlia, Barred Spiral (Bbc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2523

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2523 are provided in the following table:

09h 55m 09s
-33° 12’ 37”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2523 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 2523 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Antlia star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2523 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Antlia.

Finder chart IC 2523 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Antlia star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2523 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Antlia.

Rise and set times of IC 2523 from your location

Location: Greenwich, UK
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's IC 2523 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Antlia rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 123.2°
Max altitude: 5.3°
Azimuth: 236.8°