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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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IC 5117 - Planetary Nebula in Cygnus

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 82.9°   Azimuth: 166.1°   Direction: South-South-East

IC 5117 is a Planetary Nebula in the Cygnus constellation. IC 5117 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 5117 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 5117 - Planetary Nebula in Cygnus star
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DSS2 image of IC 5117 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.02 arcmin) and minor (0.02 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 5117

IC 5117
Planetary Nebula
Cygnus

IC 5117 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: 82.9°
Azimuth: 166.1°
Direction: South-South-East

See also IC 5117 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 11.5, IC 5117 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 5117 - Planetary Nebula in Cygnus

Photometric information of IC 5117

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 5117 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).

13.3
11.5
11.3
10.72
9.49

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of IC 5117

The following table reports IC 5117 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 5117 is a visual representation of it.
0.02 arcmin
0.02 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 5117

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 5117 are provided in the following table:

21h 32m 30s
+44° 35’ 47”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 5117 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 5117 - Planetary Nebula in Cygnus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5117 - Planetary Nebula in Cygnus.

Finder chart IC 5117 - Planetary Nebula in Cygnus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5117 - Planetary Nebula in Cygnus.

Rise and set times of IC 5117 from your location

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

IC 5117 - Planetary Nebula in Cygnus is circumpolar and transits at 03:44 UTC (altitude: 83.1°)