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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:12 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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IC 1254 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 68.34°   Az: 349.36°   Direction: North

IC 1254 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Draco constellation. IC 1254 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 visual magnitude of 13.84, IC 1254 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of IC 1254 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 1254 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco star
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DSS2 image of IC 1254 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.91 arcmin) and minor (0.54 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

17h 11m 07s
+72° 22’ 23”
00h 52m 02s
18h 03m 09s

J2000

17h 11m 32s
+72° 24’ 07”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1254 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 1254 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1254 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco.

Finder chart IC 1254 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1254 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1254 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
13.84
12.24
11.61
11.67

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 1254.

23.25 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 1254 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1254 is a visual representation of it.
0.91 arcmin
0.54 arcmin
38°

Morphological Classification

IC 1254 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco is classified as Spiral (SAb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1254 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1254 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1254 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco, Spiral (SAb).
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 1254 - Spiral Galaxy in Draco is circumpolar and transits at 21:02 UTC (altitude: 69.1°)