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IC 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco

IC 1260 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Draco constellation. IC 1260 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 1260
Galaxy
Draco
  • IC 1260 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 80° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.7, IC 1260 is visible only through long exposure photography.
Available Resources for IC 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco

Photometric information of IC 1260

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1260 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).

15.7
12.38
11.69
11.55

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 1260.

22.65 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1260

The following table reports IC 1260 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1260 is a visual representation of it.
0.42 arcmin
0.34 arcmin
138°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1260

The image below is a photograph of IC 1260 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 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco star
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DSS2 image of IC 1260 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.42 arcmin) and minor (0.34 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco morphological classification

IC 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco is classified as Lenticular (S0-Aa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1260

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1260 are provided in the following table:

17h 27m 32s
+58° 28’ 33”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1260 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 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco.

Finder chart IC 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco.

Rise ans set times of IC 1260 from your location

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

IC 1260 - Lenticular Galaxy in Draco is circumpolar and transits at 06:38 UTC (altitude: 83.0°)