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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 2917 - Galaxy in Leo

Altitude: -12.0°   Azimuth: 305.3°   Direction: North-West

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.

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
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.

Key facts about IC 2917

IC 2917

IC 2917 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -12.0°
Azimuth: 305.3°
Direction: North-West

See also IC 2917 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).


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

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 and set times of IC 2917 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 2917 - Galaxy in Leo 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: 79.1°
Max altitude: 49.5°
Azimuth: 280.9°