IC 5256 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus
IC 5256 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Indus constellation. IC 5256 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.
See also IC 5256 rise and set times.
Given its visual magnitude of 14.42, IC 5256 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
Photometric information of IC 5256
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 5256 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).
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 5256.
Apparent size of IC 5256The following table reports IC 5256 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 5256 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 5256
The image below is a photograph of IC 5256 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).
IC 5256 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus morphological classification
IC 5256 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus is classified as Barred Spiral (Bd) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 5256 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 5256
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 5256 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 5256 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.