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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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IC 1262 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hercules

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 78.2°   Azimuth: 125.7°   Direction: South-East

IC 1262 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Hercules constellation. IC 1262 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 1262 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 1262 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hercules star
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DSS2 image of IC 1262 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.64 arcmin) and minor (0.82 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 1262

IC 1262
Galaxy
Hercules

IC 1262 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: 78.2°
Azimuth: 125.7°
Direction: South-East

See also IC 1262 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.9, IC 1262 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 1262 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hercules

Photometric information of IC 1262

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1262 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).

14.9
11.32
10.66
10.36

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 1262.

24.6 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1262

The following table reports IC 1262 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1262 is a visual representation of it.
1.64 arcmin
0.82 arcmin
84°

IC 1262 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hercules morphological classification

IC 1262 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hercules is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1262 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hercules in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1262 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hercules
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1262 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hercules, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1262

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1262 are provided in the following table:

17h 33m 02s
+43° 45’ 34”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1262 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 1262 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hercules star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1262 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hercules.

Finder chart IC 1262 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hercules star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1262 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hercules.

Rise and set times of IC 1262 from your location

Location: Greenwich, UK
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

IC 1262 - Elliptical Galaxy in Hercules is circumpolar and transits at 23:18 UTC (altitude: 82.3°)