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IC 5173B - Galaxy in Indus

Altitude: -33.8°   Azimuth: 165.4°   Direction: South-South-East

IC 5173B is a Galaxy in the Indus constellation. IC 5173B 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 5173B 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 5173B - Galaxy in Indus star
DSS2 image of IC 5173B in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.69 arcmin) and minor (0.25 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 5173B

IC 5173B

IC 5173B is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -33.8°
Azimuth: 165.4°
Direction: South-South-East

See also IC 5173B rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 16.31, IC 5173B is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for IC 5173B - Galaxy in Indus

Photometric information of IC 5173B

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 5173B 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 5173B.

24.03 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 5173B

The following table reports IC 5173B apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 5173B is a visual representation of it.
0.69 arcmin
0.25 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 5173B

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 5173B are provided in the following table:

22h 14m 39s
-69° 22’ 04”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 5173B 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 5173B - Galaxy in Indus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5173B - Galaxy in Indus.

Finder chart IC 5173B - Galaxy in Indus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5173B - Galaxy in Indus.

Rise and set times of IC 5173B from your location

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

IC 5173B - Galaxy in Indus is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt