IC 5049A - Elliptical Galaxy in Microscopium
IC 5049A is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Microscopium constellation. IC 5049A is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.
The image below is a photograph of IC 5049A 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).
Key facts about IC 5049A
See also IC 5049A rise and set times.
Given its B magnitude of 15.15, IC 5049A is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
Photometric information of IC 5049A
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 5049A 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 5049A.
Apparent size of IC 5049AThe following table reports IC 5049A apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 5049A is a visual representation of it.
IC 5049A - Elliptical Galaxy in Microscopium morphological classification
IC 5049A - Elliptical Galaxy in Microscopium is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 5049A - Elliptical Galaxy in Microscopium in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 5049A
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 5049A are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 5049A in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise and set times of IC 5049A from your location
Today's IC 5049A - Elliptical Galaxy in Microscopium rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):