IC 1251 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco
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.
- IC 1251 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom . Its current altitude is 51° above the horizon. See also 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.
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).
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.
Apparent size of IC 1251The 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.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1251
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).
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.
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:
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°.
Rise ans set times of IC 1251 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
IC 1251 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco is circumpolar and transits at 00:37 UTC (altitude: 69.1°)