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IC 5232 - Spiral Galaxy in Indus

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -53.22°   Az: 215.04°   Direction: South-West

IC 5232 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Indus constellation. IC 5232 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 15.39, IC 5232 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 5232 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 5232 - Spiral Galaxy in Indus star
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DSS2 image of IC 5232 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.71 arcmin) and minor (0.47 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

22h 39m 22s
-68° 44’ 38”
07h 14m 08s
05h 53m 31s

J2000

22h 37m 37s
-68° 52’ 19”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 5232 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 5232 - Spiral Galaxy in Indus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5232 - Spiral Galaxy in Indus.

Finder chart IC 5232 - Spiral Galaxy in Indus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5232 - Spiral Galaxy in Indus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 5232 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).

15.39
12.88
12.12
11.81

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 5232.

23.05 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 5232 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 5232 is a visual representation of it.
0.71 arcmin
0.47 arcmin

Morphological Classification

IC 5232 - Spiral Galaxy in Indus 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 5232 - Spiral Galaxy in Indus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 5232 - Spiral Galaxy in Indus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 5232 - Spiral Galaxy in Indus, 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 5232 - Spiral Galaxy in Indus is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK