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IC 527 - Galaxy in Lynx

Altitude: 69.0°   Azimuth: 237.5°   Direction: West-South-West

IC 527 is a Galaxy in the Lynx constellation. IC 527 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 527 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 527 -  Galaxy in Lynx star
DSS2 image of IC 527 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.37 arcmin) and minor (1.13 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 527

IC 527

IC 527 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 69.0°
Azimuth: 237.5°
Direction: West-South-West

See also IC 527 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.6, IC 527 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 527 - Galaxy in Lynx

Photometric information of IC 527

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 527 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 527.

23.95 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 527

The following table reports IC 527 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 527 is a visual representation of it.
1.37 arcmin
1.13 arcmin

IC 527 - Galaxy in Lynx morphological classification

IC 527 - Galaxy in Lynx is classified as according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 527 - Galaxy in Lynx in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 527 - Galaxy in Lynx
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 527 - Galaxy in Lynx, .
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 527

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 527 are provided in the following table:

09h 09m 42s
+37° 36’ 05”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 527 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 527 -  Galaxy in Lynx star
Simplified finder chart for IC 527 - Galaxy in Lynx.

Finder chart IC 527 -  Galaxy in Lynx star
Simplified finder chart for IC 527 - Galaxy in Lynx.

Rise and set times of IC 527 from your location

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

Today's IC 527 - Galaxy in Lynx rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 52.4°
Max altitude: 76.1°
Azimuth: 307.6°