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IC 5020 - Spiral Galaxy in Microscopium

IC 5020 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Microscopium constellation. IC 5020 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

IC 5020
Galaxy
Microscopium
  • IC 5020 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 12.72, IC 5020 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 5020 - Spiral Galaxy in Microscopium

Photometric information of IC 5020

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 5020 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).

12.95
12.72
10.26
9.56
9.28

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 5020.

23.38 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 5020

The following table reports IC 5020 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 5020 is a visual representation of it.
2.33 arcmin
1.75 arcmin
148°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 5020

The image below is a photograph of IC 5020 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 5020 - Spiral Galaxy in Microscopium star
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DSS2 image of IC 5020 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.33 arcmin) and minor (1.75 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 5020 - Spiral Galaxy in Microscopium morphological classification

IC 5020 - Spiral Galaxy in Microscopium is classified as Spiral (SAb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 5020 - Spiral Galaxy in Microscopium in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 5020 - Spiral Galaxy in Microscopium
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 5020 - Spiral Galaxy in Microscopium, Spiral (SAb).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 5020

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 5020 are provided in the following table:

20h 30m 38s
-33° 29’ 08”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 5020 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 5020 - Spiral Galaxy in Microscopium star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5020 - Spiral Galaxy in Microscopium.

Finder chart IC 5020 - Spiral Galaxy in Microscopium star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5020 - Spiral Galaxy in Microscopium.

Rise ans set times of IC 5020 from your location

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

Today's IC 5020 - Spiral Galaxy in Microscopium rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 123.5°
Max altitude: 5.0°
Azimuth: 236.5°
IC 5020 - Spiral Galaxy in Microscopium is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom