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IC 5217 - Planetary Nebula in Lacerta

IC 5217 is a Planetary Nebula in the Lacerta constellation. IC 5217 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 5217
Planetary Nebula
Lacerta
  • IC 5217 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 17° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 11.3, IC 5217 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.
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Photometric information of IC 5217

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 5217 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).

12.6
11.3
12.59
12.62
12.01

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent size of IC 5217

The following table reports IC 5217 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 5217 is a visual representation of it.
0.11 arcmin
0.11 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 5217

The image below is a photograph of IC 5217 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 5217 - Planetary Nebula in Lacerta star
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DSS2 image of IC 5217 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.11 arcmin) and minor (0.11 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 5217

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 5217 are provided in the following table:

22h 23m 56s
+50° 58’ 00”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 5217 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 5217 - Planetary Nebula in Lacerta star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5217 - Planetary Nebula in Lacerta.

Finder chart IC 5217 - Planetary Nebula in Lacerta star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5217 - Planetary Nebula in Lacerta.

Rise ans set times of IC 5217 from your location

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

IC 5217 - Planetary Nebula in Lacerta is circumpolar and transits at 20:33 UTC (altitude: 89.5°)