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IC 1259 - Galaxy Pair

IC 1259 is a Galaxy Pair in the Draco constellation. IC 1259 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 1259
Galaxy Pair
Draco
  • IC 1259 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 26° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
Available Resources for IC 1259 - Galaxy Pair

Apparent size of IC 1259

The following table reports IC 1259 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1259 is a visual representation of it.
0.9 arcmin
0.9 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1259

The image below is a photograph of IC 1259 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 1259 - Galaxy Pair star
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DSS2 image of IC 1259 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.9 arcmin) and minor (0.9 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1259

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1259 are provided in the following table:

17h 27m 25s
+58° 31’ 00”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1259 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 1259 - Galaxy Pair star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1259 - Galaxy Pair.

Finder chart IC 1259 - Galaxy Pair star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1259 - Galaxy Pair.

Rise ans set times of IC 1259 from your location

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

IC 1259 - Galaxy Pair is circumpolar and transits at 20:04 UTC (altitude: 83.0°)