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IC 5180 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lacerta

IC 5180 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Lacerta constellation. IC 5180 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 5180
Galaxy
Lacerta
  • IC 5180 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 14.8, IC 5180 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 5180 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lacerta

Photometric information of IC 5180

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 5180 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).

14.8
10.59
9.87
9.59

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 5180.

24.18 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 5180

The following table reports IC 5180 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 5180 is a visual representation of it.
1.38 arcmin
1.2 arcmin
146°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 5180

The image below is a photograph of IC 5180 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 5180 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lacerta star
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DSS2 image of IC 5180 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.38 arcmin) and minor (1.2 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 5180 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lacerta morphological classification

IC 5180 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lacerta 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 5180 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lacerta in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 5180 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lacerta
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 5180 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lacerta, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 5180

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 5180 are provided in the following table:

22h 11m 12s
+38° 55’ 37”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 5180 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 5180 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lacerta star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5180 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lacerta.

Finder chart IC 5180 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lacerta star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5180 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lacerta.

Rise ans set times of IC 5180 from your location

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

IC 5180 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lacerta is circumpolar and transits at 17:39 UTC (altitude: 77.4°)