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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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IC 5315 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pegasus

Above the horizon.  Rise: 22:09 | Tran: 6:37 | Set: 15:01
Altitude: 57.5°   Azimuth: 133.6°   Direction: South-East

IC 5315 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Pegasus constellation. IC 5315 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 5315 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 5315 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pegasus star
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DSS2 image of IC 5315 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.92 arcmin) and minor (0.77 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 5315

IC 5315
Galaxy
Pegasus

IC 5315 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: 57.5°
Azimuth: 133.6°
Direction: South-East

See also IC 5315 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.6, IC 5315 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 5315 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pegasus

Photometric information of IC 5315

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 5315 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).

14.6
11.56
10.87
10.54

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 5315.

23.37 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 5315

The following table reports IC 5315 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 5315 is a visual representation of it.
0.92 arcmin
0.77 arcmin
136°

IC 5315 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pegasus morphological classification

IC 5315 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pegasus is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 5315 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pegasus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 5315 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pegasus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 5315 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pegasus, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 5315

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 5315 are provided in the following table:

23h 21m 18s
+25° 23’ 06”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 5315 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 5315 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pegasus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5315 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pegasus.

Finder chart IC 5315 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pegasus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 5315 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pegasus.

Rise and set times of IC 5315 from your location

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

Today's IC 5315 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pegasus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 64.6°
Max altitude: 63.9°
Azimuth: 295.4°