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IC 5201 - Spiral Galaxy in Grus

IC 5201 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Grus constellation. IC 5201 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

IC 5201
Galaxy
Grus
  • IC 5201 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 11.53, IC 5201 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
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Photometric information of IC 5201

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 5201 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).

11.53
11.05
10.48
10.17

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 5201.

23.53 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 5201

The following table reports IC 5201 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 5201 is a visual representation of it.
6.7 arcmin
2.86 arcmin
22°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 5201

The image below is a photograph of IC 5201 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 5201 - Spiral Galaxy in Grus star
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DSS2 image of IC 5201 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (6.7 arcmin) and minor (2.86 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 5201 - Spiral Galaxy in Grus morphological classification

IC 5201 - Spiral Galaxy in Grus is classified as Spiral (SAc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 5201 - Spiral Galaxy in Grus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 5201 - Spiral Galaxy in Grus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 5201 - Spiral Galaxy in Grus, Spiral (SAc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 5201

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 5201 are provided in the following table:

22h 20m 57s
-46° 02’ 08”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 5201 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 5201 - Spiral Galaxy in Grus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5201 - Spiral Galaxy in Grus.

Finder chart IC 5201 - Spiral Galaxy in Grus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5201 - Spiral Galaxy in Grus.

Rise ans set times of IC 5201 from your location

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

IC 5201 - Spiral Galaxy in Grus is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]