Your Guide to the Solar System and the Night Sky
This site is free and ad-free thanks to the support of our users. If you can, please consider a donation.
public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:55  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:41 south
sleep NighttimeWhat's Visible Now
All Constellations »  Draco »  Deep Sky Objects » 

IC 1147 - Galaxy in Draco

Altitude: 35.4°   Azimuth: 342.3°   Direction: North-North-West

IC 1147 is a Galaxy in the Draco constellation. IC 1147 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.

IC 1147

IC 1147 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 35.4°
Azimuth: 342.3°
Direction: North-North-West

See also IC 1147 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.5, IC 1147 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for IC 1147 - Galaxy in Draco

Photometric information of IC 1147

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1147 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).


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 1147.

22.53 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1147

The following table reports IC 1147 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1147 is a visual representation of it.
0.45 arcmin
0.45 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1147

The image below is a photograph of IC 1147 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 1147 - Galaxy in Draco star
DSS2 image of IC 1147 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.45 arcmin) and minor (0.45 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1147

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1147 are provided in the following table:

15h 50m 12s
+69° 33’ 36”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1147 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 1147 - Galaxy in Draco star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1147 - Galaxy in Draco.

Finder chart IC 1147 - Galaxy in Draco star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1147 - Galaxy in Draco.

Rise ans set times of IC 1147 from your location

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

IC 1147 - Galaxy in Draco is circumpolar and transits at 15:17 UTC (altitude: 71.9°)