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IC 5256 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus

Altitude: -56.6°   Azimuth: 144.3°   Direction: South-East

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.

IC 5256
Galaxy
Indus

IC 5256 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -56.6°
Azimuth: 144.3°
Direction: South-East

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.

Available Resources for IC 5256 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus

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).

15
14.42
12.86
12.41
12.04

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.

23 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 5256

The 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.
1.2 arcmin
0.51 arcmin
17°

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).

Image of IC 5256 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus star
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DSS2 image of IC 5256 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.2 arcmin) and minor (0.51 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

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.

IC 5256 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 5256 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus, Barred Spiral (Bd).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 5256

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 5256 are provided in the following table:

22h 49m 45s
-68° 41’ 26”

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°.

Finder chart IC 5256 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5256 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus.

Finder chart IC 5256 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5256 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus.

Rise ans set times of IC 5256 from your location

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

IC 5256 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Indus is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt