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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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IC 1212 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 44.01°   Az: 322.73°   Direction: North-West

IC 1212 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Draco constellation. IC 1212 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 15.2, IC 1212 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of IC 1212 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of IC 1212 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco star
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DSS2 image of IC 1212 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.77 arcmin) and minor (0.66 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

16h 15m 45s
+64° 09’ 52”
06h 07m 54s
22h 23m 39s

J2000

16h 15m 30s
+64° 13’ 29”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1212 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 1212 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1212 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco.

Finder chart IC 1212 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1212 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1212 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).

15.2
11.62
11.03
10.61

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 1212.

23.61 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 1212 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1212 is a visual representation of it.
0.77 arcmin
0.66 arcmin

Morphological Classification

IC 1212 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco 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 1212 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1212 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1212 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

IC 1212 - Elliptical Galaxy in Draco is circumpolar and transits at 20:23 UTC (altitude: 77.3°)