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IC 2973 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major

IC 2973 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Ursa Major constellation. IC 2973 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 2973
Galaxy
Ursa Major
  • IC 2973 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 41° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.5, IC 2973 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 2973 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major

Photometric information of IC 2973

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2973 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).

14.5
12.64
11.93
11.73

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 2973.

23.51 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 2973

The following table reports IC 2973 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2973 is a visual representation of it.
1.42 arcmin
0.82 arcmin
120°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 2973

The image below is a photograph of IC 2973 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 2973 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major star
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DSS2 image of IC 2973 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.42 arcmin) and minor (0.82 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 2973 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major morphological classification

IC 2973 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major is classified as Barred Spiral (Bcd) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 2973 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 2973 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 2973 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major, Barred Spiral (Bcd).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2973

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2973 are provided in the following table:

11h 53m 51s
+33° 21’ 55”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2973 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 2973 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2973 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major.

Finder chart IC 2973 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2973 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major.

Rise ans set times of IC 2973 from your location

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

Today's IC 2973 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.6°
Max altitude: 71.9°
Azimuth: 303.4°
IC 2973 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom