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IC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus

IC 5156 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Piscis Austrinus constellation. IC 5156 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

IC 5156
Galaxy
Piscis Austrinus
  • IC 5156 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 12.17, IC 5156 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus

Photometric information of IC 5156

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 5156 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).

13.04
12.17
10.02
9.33
9.06

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 5156.

22.85 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 5156

The following table reports IC 5156 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 5156 is a visual representation of it.
2.28 arcmin
0.82 arcmin
175°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 5156

The image below is a photograph of IC 5156 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 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus star
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DSS2 image of IC 5156 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.28 arcmin) and minor (0.82 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus morphological classification

IC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus is classified as Barred Spiral (Bab) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus, Barred Spiral (Bab).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 5156

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 5156 are provided in the following table:

22h 03m 15s
-33° 50’ 17”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 5156 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 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus.

Finder chart IC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus.

Rise ans set times of IC 5156 from your location

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

Today's IC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 123.8°
Max altitude: 4.7°
Azimuth: 236.2°
IC 5156 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom