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IC 5178 - Galaxy in Aquarius

Altitude: -21.2°   Azimuth: 100.6°   Direction: East

IC 5178 is a Galaxy in the Aquarius constellation. IC 5178 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

The image below is a photograph of IC 5178 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 5178 -  Galaxy in Aquarius star
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DSS2 image of IC 5178 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.04 arcmin) and minor (0.63 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 5178

IC 5178
Galaxy
Aquarius

IC 5178 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -21.2°
Azimuth: 100.6°
Direction: East

See also IC 5178 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.74, IC 5178 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 5178 - Galaxy in Aquarius

Photometric information of IC 5178

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 5178 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).

14.74
12.31
12.09
11.74

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 5178.

23.11 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 5178

The following table reports IC 5178 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 5178 is a visual representation of it.
1.04 arcmin
0.63 arcmin
91°

IC 5178 - Galaxy in Aquarius morphological classification

IC 5178 - Galaxy in Aquarius is classified as according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 5178 - Galaxy in Aquarius in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 5178 - Galaxy in Aquarius
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 5178 - Galaxy in Aquarius, .
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 5178

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 5178 are provided in the following table:

22h 12m 33s
-22° 57’ 15”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 5178 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 5178 -  Galaxy in Aquarius star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5178 - Galaxy in Aquarius.

Finder chart IC 5178 -  Galaxy in Aquarius star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5178 - Galaxy in Aquarius.

Rise and set times of IC 5178 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 5178 - Galaxy in Aquarius 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: 113.0°
Max altitude: 15.6°
Azimuth: 247.0°