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IC 1215 - Barred Spiral Galaxy

IC 1215 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Draco constellation. IC 1215 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 1215
Galaxy
Draco
  • IC 1215 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 73° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.8, IC 1215 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 1215

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1215 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).

14.8
12.06
11.3
11.1

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 1215.

22.34 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1215

The following table reports IC 1215 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1215 is a visual representation of it.
0.91 arcmin
0.68 arcmin
163°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1215

The image below is a photograph of IC 1215 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 1215 - Barred Spiral Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of IC 1215 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.91 arcmin) and minor (0.68 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 1215 - Barred Spiral Galaxy morphological classification

IC 1215 - Barred Spiral Galaxy is classified as Barred Spiral (Bbc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1215 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1215 - Barred Spiral Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1215 - Barred Spiral Galaxy, Barred Spiral (Bbc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1215

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1215 are provided in the following table:

16h 15m 34s
+68° 23’ 51”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1215 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 1215 - Barred Spiral Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1215 - Barred Spiral Galaxy.

Finder chart IC 1215 - Barred Spiral Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1215 - Barred Spiral Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of IC 1215 from your location

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

IC 1215 - Barred Spiral Galaxy is circumpolar and transits at 18:52 UTC (altitude: 73.1°)