IC 5157 - Elliptical Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus
IC 5157 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Piscis Austrinus constellation. IC 5157 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.
IC 5157 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
See also IC 5157 rise and set times.
Given its B magnitude of 13.21, IC 5157 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
Photometric information of IC 5157
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 5157 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 5157.
Apparent size of IC 5157The following table reports IC 5157 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 5157 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 5157
The image below is a photograph of IC 5157 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 5157 - Elliptical Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus morphological classification
IC 5157 - Elliptical Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus 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 5157 - Elliptical Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus 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 5157
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 5157 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 5157 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 5157 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's IC 5157 - Elliptical Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):