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IC 1061 - Elliptical Galaxy in Boötes

Altitude: 42.0°   Azimuth: 244.2°   Direction: West-South-West

IC 1061 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Boötes constellation. IC 1061 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 1061 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 1061 - Elliptical Galaxy in Boötes star
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DSS2 image of IC 1061 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.49 arcmin) and minor (0.39 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 1061

IC 1061
Galaxy
Boötes

IC 1061 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 42.0°
Azimuth: 244.2°
Direction: West-South-West

See also IC 1061 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 16.2, IC 1061 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for IC 1061 - Elliptical Galaxy in Boötes

Photometric information of IC 1061

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1061 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).

16.2
12.75
12.03
11.79

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 1061.

23.32 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1061

The following table reports IC 1061 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1061 is a visual representation of it.
0.49 arcmin
0.39 arcmin
146°

IC 1061 - Elliptical Galaxy in Boötes morphological classification

IC 1061 - Elliptical Galaxy in Boötes 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 1061 - Elliptical Galaxy in Boötes in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1061 - Elliptical Galaxy in Boötes
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1061 - Elliptical Galaxy in Boötes, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1061

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1061 are provided in the following table:

14h 51m 14s
+18° 45’ 27”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1061 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 1061 - Elliptical Galaxy in Boötes star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1061 - Elliptical Galaxy in Boötes.

Finder chart IC 1061 - Elliptical Galaxy in Boötes star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1061 - Elliptical Galaxy in Boötes.

Rise and set times of IC 1061 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 1061 - Elliptical Galaxy in Boötes 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: 71.2°
Max altitude: 57.3°
Azimuth: 288.8°