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IC 126 - Galaxy in Cetus

IC 126 is a Galaxy in the Cetus constellation. IC 126 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

IC 126
Galaxy
Cetus
  • IC 126 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 31° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.4, IC 126 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 126

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 126 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).

15.4
11.89
11.25
10.92

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 126.

24.03 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 126

The following table reports IC 126 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 126 is a visual representation of it.
0.89 arcmin
0.81 arcmin
30°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 126

The image below is a photograph of IC 126 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 126 - Galaxy in Cetus star
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DSS2 image of IC 126 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.89 arcmin) and minor (0.81 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 126

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 126 are provided in the following table:

01h 29m 48s
-01° 59’ 02”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 126 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 126 - Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 126 - Galaxy in Cetus.

Finder chart IC 126 - Galaxy in Cetus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 126 - Galaxy in Cetus.

Rise ans set times of IC 126 from your location

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

Today's IC 126 - Galaxy in Cetus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 92.0°
Max altitude: 36.5°
Azimuth: 268.0°
IC 126 - Galaxy in Cetus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom