IC 5142 - Spiral Galaxy in Indus
IC 5142 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Indus constellation. IC 5142 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.
IC 5142 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
See also IC 5142 rise and set times.
Given its B magnitude of 14.51, IC 5142 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
Photometric information of IC 5142
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 5142 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 5142.
Apparent size of IC 5142The following table reports IC 5142 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 5142 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 5142
The image below is a photograph of IC 5142 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).
IC 5142 - Spiral Galaxy in Indus morphological classification
IC 5142 - Spiral Galaxy in Indus is classified as Spiral (SAc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 5142 - Spiral Galaxy in Indus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 5142
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 5142 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 5142 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 ans set times of IC 5142 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
IC 5142 - Spiral Galaxy in Indus is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom