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IC 1059 - Lenticular Galaxy in Libra

Altitude: 32.3°   Azimuth: 145.4°   Direction: South-East

IC 1059 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Libra constellation. IC 1059 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.

The image below is a photograph of IC 1059 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 1059 - Lenticular Galaxy in Libra star
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DSS2 image of IC 1059 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.88 arcmin) and minor (0.77 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 1059

IC 1059
Galaxy
Libra

IC 1059 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 32.3°
Azimuth: 145.4°
Direction: South-East

See also IC 1059 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.6, IC 1059 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for IC 1059 - Lenticular Galaxy in Libra

Photometric information of IC 1059

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1059 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).

15.6

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 1059.

23.62 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1059

The following table reports IC 1059 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1059 is a visual representation of it.
0.88 arcmin
0.77 arcmin
120°

IC 1059 - Lenticular Galaxy in Libra morphological classification

IC 1059 - Lenticular Galaxy in Libra is classified as Lenticular (S0-Aa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1059 - Lenticular Galaxy in Libra in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1059 - Lenticular Galaxy in Libra
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1059 - Lenticular Galaxy in Libra, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1059

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1059 are provided in the following table:

14h 50m 43s
-00° 52’ 32”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1059 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 1059 - Lenticular Galaxy in Libra star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1059 - Lenticular Galaxy in Libra.

Finder chart IC 1059 - Lenticular Galaxy in Libra star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1059 - Lenticular Galaxy in Libra.

Rise and set times of IC 1059 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 1059 - Lenticular Galaxy in Libra 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: 90.9°
Max altitude: 37.6°
Azimuth: 269.1°