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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 emisphere.

IC 5049A
Galaxy
Microscopium
  • IC 5049A is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.15, IC 5049A is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 5049A - Elliptical Galaxy in Microscopium

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).

15.15

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.

24.21 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 5049A

The 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.
1.1 arcmin
0.84 arcmin
149°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 5049A

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).

Image of IC 5049A - Elliptical Galaxy in Microscopium star
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DSS2 image of IC 5049A in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.1 arcmin) and minor (0.84 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

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.

IC 5049A - Elliptical Galaxy in Microscopium
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 5049A - Elliptical Galaxy in Microscopium, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 5049A

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 5049A are provided in the following table:

20h 47m 22s
-38° 24’ 47”

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°.

Finder chart IC 5049A - Elliptical Galaxy in Microscopium star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5049A - Elliptical Galaxy in Microscopium.

Finder chart IC 5049A - Elliptical Galaxy in Microscopium star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5049A - Elliptical Galaxy in Microscopium.

Rise ans set times of IC 5049A from your location

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

Today's IC 5049A - Elliptical 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: 128.4°
Max altitude: 0.1°
Azimuth: 231.6°
IC 5049A - Elliptical Galaxy in Microscopium is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom