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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:42  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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IC 2537 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia

Altitude: 8.7°   Azimuth: 199.4°   Direction: South-South-West

IC 2537 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Antlia constellation. IC 2537 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 2537 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 2537 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia star
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DSS2 image of IC 2537 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.61 arcmin) and minor (1.82 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 2537

IC 2537
Galaxy
Antlia

IC 2537 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 8.7°
Azimuth: 199.4°
Direction: South-South-West

See also IC 2537 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 12.09, IC 2537 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 2537 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia

Photometric information of IC 2537

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2537 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).

12.88
12.09
10.5
9.81
9.4

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 2537.

23.33 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 2537

The following table reports IC 2537 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2537 is a visual representation of it.
2.61 arcmin
1.82 arcmin
17°

IC 2537 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia morphological classification

IC 2537 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia 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 2537 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 2537 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 2537 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia, Spiral (SAc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2537

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2537 are provided in the following table:

10h 03m 51s
-27° 34’ 14”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2537 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 2537 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2537 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia.

Finder chart IC 2537 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2537 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia.

Rise and set times of IC 2537 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 2537 - Spiral Galaxy in Antlia 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: 117.6°
Max altitude: 10.9°
Azimuth: 242.4°