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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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IC 255 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Aries

Above the horizon.  Rise: 0:29 | Tran: 7:58 | Set: 15:22
Alt: 18.20°   Az: 273.67°   Direction: West

IC 255 is a Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in the Aries constellation. IC 255 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 15.7, IC 255 is visible only through long exposure photography.

The image below is a photograph of IC 255 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 255 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Aries star
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DSS2 image of IC 255 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.59 arcmin) and minor (0.4 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

02h 48m 24s
+16° 23’ 22”
05h 24m 45s
08h 13m 10s

J2000

02h 47m 03s
+16° 17’ 16”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 255 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 255 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Aries star
Simplified finder chart for IC 255 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Aries.

Finder chart IC 255 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Aries star
Simplified finder chart for IC 255 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Aries.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 255 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).

15.7
13.19
12.32
12.32

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 255.

23.19 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 255 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 255 is a visual representation of it.
0.59 arcmin
0.4 arcmin
45°

Morphological Classification

IC 255 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Aries is classified as Intermediate Spiral (SABb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 255 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Aries in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 255 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Aries
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 255 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Aries, Intermediate Spiral (SABb).
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 255 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Aries rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 73.6°
Max altitude: 54.9°
Azimuth: 286.4°