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IC 2917 - Galaxy in Leo

IC 2917 is a Galaxy in the Leo constellation. IC 2917 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 2917
Galaxy
Leo
  • IC 2917 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 18° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 18.01, IC 2917 is visible only through long exposure photography.
Available Resources for IC 2917 - Galaxy in Leo

Photometric information of IC 2917

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2917 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).

18.01

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 2917.

23.79 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 2917

The following table reports IC 2917 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2917 is a visual representation of it.
0.26 arcmin
0.19 arcmin
38°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 2917

The image below is a photograph of IC 2917 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 2917 - Galaxy in Leo star
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DSS2 image of IC 2917 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.26 arcmin) and minor (0.19 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2917

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2917 are provided in the following table:

11h 32m 18s
+10° 56’ 43”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2917 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 2917 - Galaxy in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2917 - Galaxy in Leo.

Finder chart IC 2917 - Galaxy in Leo star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2917 - Galaxy in Leo.

Rise ans set times of IC 2917 from your location

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

Today's IC 2917 - Galaxy in Leo rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 79.1°
Max altitude: 49.5°
Azimuth: 280.9°
IC 2917 - Galaxy in Leo is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom