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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:57 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:10
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IC 5180 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lacerta

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 33.8°   Azimuth: 68.0°   Direction: East-North-East

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. Given its B magnitude of 14.8, IC 5180 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 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.

Apparent Coordinates

22h 12m 15s
+39° 02’ 55”

J2000 Coordinates

22h 11m 12s
+38° 55’ 37”

Finder Chart

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.

Photometric Information

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

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°

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

Rise and Set Times

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

IC 5180 - Elliptical Galaxy in Lacerta is circumpolar and transits at 02:49 UTC (altitude: 77.4°)