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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 emisphere.

IC 5157
Galaxy
Piscis Austrinus
  • IC 5157 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 0° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 13.21, IC 5157 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 5157 - Elliptical Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus

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).

13.21
10.05
9.38
9.12

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.

23.76 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 5157

The 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.
2.01 arcmin
1.8 arcmin
56°

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).

Image of IC 5157 - Elliptical Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus star
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DSS2 image of IC 5157 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.01 arcmin) and minor (1.8 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

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.

IC 5157 - Elliptical Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 5157 - Elliptical Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus, Elliptical (E).
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:

22h 03m 27s
-34° 56’ 30”

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°.

Finder chart IC 5157 - Elliptical Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5157 - Elliptical Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus.

Finder chart IC 5157 - Elliptical Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5157 - Elliptical Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus.

Rise ans set times of IC 5157 from your location

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

Today's IC 5157 - Elliptical 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: 124.9°
Max altitude: 3.6°
Azimuth: 235.1°
IC 5157 - Elliptical Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom