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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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IC 1284 - Nebula in Sagittarius

Below the horizon.  Rise: 18:54 | Tran: 23:06 | Set: 3:22
Alt: -14.29°   Az: 256.26°   Direction: West-South-West

IC 1284 is a Nebula in the Sagittarius constellation. IC 1284 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. Given its B magnitude of 7.7, IC 1284 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 40-50mm aperture or a small telescope.

The image below is a photograph of IC 1284 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 0.5660x0.5660 degrees (33.96x33.96 arcmins).

Image of IC 1284 - Nebula in Sagittarius star
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DSS2 image of IC 1284 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (16.98 arcmin) and minor (15.14 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

18h 19m 07s
-19° 39’ 39”
05h 53m 36s
00h 12m 43s

J2000

18h 17m 39s
-19° 40’ 18”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1284 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 1284 - Nebula in Sagittarius star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1284 - Nebula in Sagittarius.

Finder chart IC 1284 - Nebula in Sagittarius star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1284 - Nebula in Sagittarius.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1284 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).

7.7

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 1284 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1284 is a visual representation of it.
16.98 arcmin
15.14 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's IC 1284 - Nebula in Sagittarius rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 109.7°
Max altitude: 18.9°
Azimuth: 250.3°