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TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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IC 501 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Cancer

Above the horizon.  Rise: 4:52 | Tran: 13:09 | Set: 21:26
Alt: 45.91°   Az: 109.95°   Direction: East-South-East

IC 501 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Cancer constellation. IC 501 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 15.5, IC 501 is visible only through long exposure photography.

The image below is a photograph of IC 501 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 501 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Cancer star
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DSS2 image of IC 501 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.73 arcmin) and minor (0.55 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

08h 20m 15s
+24° 27’ 33”
20h 56m 16s
05h 16m 32s

J2000

08h 18m 47s
+24° 32’ 14”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 501 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 501 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Cancer star
Simplified finder chart for IC 501 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Cancer.

Finder chart IC 501 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Cancer star
Simplified finder chart for IC 501 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Cancer.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 501 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).

15.5
12.76
12.02
11.85

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 501.

23.43 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 501 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 501 is a visual representation of it.
0.73 arcmin
0.55 arcmin
125°

Morphological Classification

IC 501 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Cancer is classified as Barred Spiral (Ba) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 501 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Cancer in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 501 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Cancer
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 501 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Cancer, Barred Spiral (Ba).
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 501 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Cancer rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 65.5°
Max altitude: 63.0°
Azimuth: 294.5°