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IC 5169 - Lenticular Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus

Altitude: -74.5°   Azimuth: 5.9°   Direction: North

IC 5169 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Piscis Austrinus constellation. IC 5169 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 5169 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 5169 - Lenticular Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus star
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DSS2 image of IC 5169 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.05 arcmin) and minor (0.91 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 5169

IC 5169
Galaxy
Piscis Austrinus

IC 5169 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -74.5°
Azimuth: 5.9°
Direction: North

See also IC 5169 rise and set times.

Given its visual magnitude of 14.27, IC 5169 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 5169 - Lenticular Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus

Photometric information of IC 5169

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 5169 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).

13.77
14.27
10.82
10.09
9.78

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 5169.

23.98 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 5169

The following table reports IC 5169 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 5169 is a visual representation of it.
2.05 arcmin
0.91 arcmin
24°

IC 5169 - Lenticular Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus morphological classification

IC 5169 - Lenticular Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus is classified as Lenticular (S0-Aa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 5169 - Lenticular Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 5169 - Lenticular Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 5169 - Lenticular Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 5169

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 5169 are provided in the following table:

22h 10m 09s
-36° 05’ 18”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 5169 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 5169 - Lenticular Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5169 - Lenticular Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus.

Finder chart IC 5169 - Lenticular Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5169 - Lenticular Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus.

Rise and set times of IC 5169 from your location

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

Today's IC 5169 - Lenticular Galaxy in Piscis Austrinus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 126.1°
Max altitude: 2.4°
Azimuth: 233.9°