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IC 2977 - Irregular Galaxy in Centaurus

IC 2977 is a Irregular Galaxy in the Centaurus constellation. IC 2977 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

IC 2977
Galaxy
Centaurus
  • IC 2977 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 13.28, IC 2977 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 2977 - Irregular Galaxy in Centaurus

Photometric information of IC 2977

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 2977 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).

13.28
10.14
9.46
9.12

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 2977.

23.03 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 2977

The following table reports IC 2977 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 2977 is a visual representation of it.
2.14 arcmin
1.17 arcmin
121°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 2977

The image below is a photograph of IC 2977 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 2977 - Irregular Galaxy in Centaurus star
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DSS2 image of IC 2977 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.14 arcmin) and minor (1.17 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 2977 - Irregular Galaxy in Centaurus morphological classification

IC 2977 - Irregular Galaxy in Centaurus is classified as Irregular (I) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 2977 - Irregular Galaxy in Centaurus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 2977 - Irregular Galaxy in Centaurus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 2977 - Irregular Galaxy in Centaurus, Irregular (I).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 2977

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 2977 are provided in the following table:

11h 55m 14s
-37° 41’ 47”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 2977 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 2977 - Irregular Galaxy in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2977 - Irregular Galaxy in Centaurus.

Finder chart IC 2977 - Irregular Galaxy in Centaurus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 2977 - Irregular Galaxy in Centaurus.

Rise ans set times of IC 2977 from your location

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

Today's IC 2977 - Irregular Galaxy in Centaurus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 127.7°
Max altitude: 0.8°
Azimuth: 232.3°
IC 2977 - Irregular Galaxy in Centaurus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom