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IC 5302 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana

Altitude: -30.5°   Azimuth: 160.5°   Direction: South-South-East

IC 5302 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Tucana constellation. IC 5302 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 5302 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 5302 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana star
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DSS2 image of IC 5302 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.19 arcmin) and minor (0.42 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 5302

IC 5302
Galaxy
Tucana

IC 5302 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -30.5°
Azimuth: 160.5°
Direction: South-South-East

See also IC 5302 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.01, IC 5302 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 5302 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana

Photometric information of IC 5302

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 5302 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).

15.01
11.83
11.12
10.85

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 5302.

24.08 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 5302

The following table reports IC 5302 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 5302 is a visual representation of it.
1.19 arcmin
0.42 arcmin
24°

IC 5302 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana morphological classification

IC 5302 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana is classified as Lenticular (S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 5302 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 5302 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 5302 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 5302

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 5302 are provided in the following table:

23h 19m 36s
-64° 34’ 05”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 5302 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 5302 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5302 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana.

Finder chart IC 5302 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5302 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana.

Rise and set times of IC 5302 from your location

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

IC 5302 - Lenticular Galaxy in Tucana is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt