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TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:59 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:08
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IC 5220 - Spiral Galaxy in Tucana

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -74.47°   Az: 229.34°   Direction: South-West

IC 5220 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Tucana constellation. IC 5220 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 15.08, IC 5220 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 5220 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 5220 - Spiral Galaxy in Tucana star
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DSS2 image of IC 5220 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.19 arcmin) and minor (0.37 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

22h 29m 40s
-59° 35’ 50”
10h 25m 20s

J2000

22h 28m 03s
-59° 43’ 23”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 5220 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 5220 - Spiral Galaxy in Tucana star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5220 - Spiral Galaxy in Tucana.

Finder chart IC 5220 - Spiral Galaxy in Tucana star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5220 - Spiral Galaxy in Tucana.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 5220 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).

15.08
12.53
11.87
11.58

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 5220.

23.17 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 5220 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 5220 is a visual representation of it.
1.19 arcmin
0.37 arcmin
112°

Morphological Classification

IC 5220 - Spiral Galaxy in Tucana 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 5220 - Spiral Galaxy in Tucana in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 5220 - Spiral Galaxy in Tucana
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 5220 - Spiral Galaxy in Tucana, Spiral (SAc).
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 5220 - Spiral Galaxy in Tucana is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK