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IC 1251 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco

Altitude: 59.5°   Azimuth: 332.0°   Direction: North-North-West

IC 1251 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Draco constellation. IC 1251 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 1251 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 1251 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco star
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DSS2 image of IC 1251 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.21 arcmin) and minor (0.64 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 1251

IC 1251
Galaxy
Draco

IC 1251 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 59.5°
Azimuth: 332.0°
Direction: North-North-West

See also IC 1251 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.23, IC 1251 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 1251 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco

Photometric information of IC 1251

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1251 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).

14.23
12.86
12.22
12.07

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 1251.

23.1 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1251

The following table reports IC 1251 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1251 is a visual representation of it.
1.21 arcmin
0.64 arcmin
67°

IC 1251 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco morphological classification

IC 1251 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco is classified as Spiral (SAc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1251 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1251 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1251 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco, Spiral (SAc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1251

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1251 are provided in the following table:

17h 10m 13s
+72° 24’ 37”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1251 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 1251 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1251 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco.

Finder chart IC 1251 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1251 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco.

Rise and set times of IC 1251 from your location

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

IC 1251 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco is circumpolar and transits at 07:03 UTC (altitude: 69.1°)