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IC 1261 - Galaxy Pair

IC 1261 is a Galaxy Pair in the Draco constellation. IC 1261 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 1261
Galaxy Pair
Draco
  • IC 1261 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 70° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
Available Resources for IC 1261 - Galaxy Pair

Apparent size of IC 1261

The following table reports IC 1261 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1261 is a visual representation of it.
1.1 arcmin
1.1 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1261

The image below is a photograph of IC 1261 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 1261 - Galaxy Pair star
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DSS2 image of IC 1261 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.1 arcmin) and minor (1.1 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1261

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1261 are provided in the following table:

17h 23m 22s
+71° 15’ 49”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1261 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 1261 - Galaxy Pair star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1261 - Galaxy Pair.

Finder chart IC 1261 - Galaxy Pair star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1261 - Galaxy Pair.

Rise ans set times of IC 1261 from your location

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

IC 1261 - Galaxy Pair is circumpolar and transits at 20:00 UTC (altitude: 70.2°)