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IC 5181 - Lenticular Galaxy in Grus

IC 5181 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Grus constellation. IC 5181 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

IC 5181
Galaxy
Grus
  • IC 5181 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 11.69, IC 5181 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 5181 - Lenticular Galaxy in Grus

Photometric information of IC 5181

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 5181 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).

12.44
11.69
9.12
8.42
8.17

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 5181.

23.24 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 5181

The following table reports IC 5181 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 5181 is a visual representation of it.
2.65 arcmin
0.86 arcmin
73°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 5181

The image below is a photograph of IC 5181 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 5181 - Lenticular Galaxy in Grus star
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DSS2 image of IC 5181 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.65 arcmin) and minor (0.86 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 5181 - Lenticular Galaxy in Grus morphological classification

IC 5181 - Lenticular Galaxy in Grus is classified as Lenticular (S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 5181 - Lenticular Galaxy in Grus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 5181 - Lenticular Galaxy in Grus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 5181 - Lenticular Galaxy in Grus, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 5181

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 5181 are provided in the following table:

22h 13m 22s
-46° 01’ 02”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 5181 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 5181 - Lenticular Galaxy in Grus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5181 - Lenticular Galaxy in Grus.

Finder chart IC 5181 - Lenticular Galaxy in Grus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5181 - Lenticular Galaxy in Grus.

Rise ans set times of IC 5181 from your location

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

IC 5181 - Lenticular Galaxy in Grus is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]