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IC 55 - Spiral Galaxy

IC 55 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Pisces constellation. IC 55 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

IC 55
Galaxy
Pisces
  • IC 55 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 44° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.5, IC 55 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
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Photometric information of IC 55

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 55 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).

14.5
11.26
10.51
10.26

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 55.

22.14 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 55

The following table reports IC 55 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 55 is a visual representation of it.
0.55 arcmin
0.28 arcmin
175°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 55

The image below is a photograph of IC 55 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 55 - Spiral Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of IC 55 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.55 arcmin) and minor (0.28 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 55 - Spiral Galaxy morphological classification

IC 55 - Spiral Galaxy is classified as Spiral (SAa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 55 - Spiral Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 55 - Spiral Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 55 - Spiral Galaxy, Spiral (SAa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 55

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 55 are provided in the following table:

00h 51m 42s
+07° 43’ 06”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 55 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 55 - Spiral Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 55 - Spiral Galaxy.

Finder chart IC 55 - Spiral Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 55 - Spiral Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of IC 55 from your location

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

Today's IC 55 - Spiral Galaxy rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 82.3°
Max altitude: 46.2°
Azimuth: 277.7°
IC 55 - Spiral Galaxy is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom