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IC 1287 - Reflection Nebula in Scutum

IC 1287 is a Reflection Nebula in the Scutum constellation. IC 1287 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 1287
Reflection Nebula
Scutum
  • IC 1287 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 6.1, IC 1287 is easily visible with the help of a small binocular.
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Photometric information of IC 1287

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1287 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).

6.1

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

Apparent size of IC 1287

The following table reports IC 1287 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1287 is a visual representation of it.
20 arcmin
10 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1287

The image below is a photograph of IC 1287 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 0.66666666666667x0.66666666666667 degrees (40x40 arcmins).

Image of IC 1287 - Reflection Nebula in Scutum star
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DSS2 image of IC 1287 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (20 arcmin) and minor (10 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1287

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1287 are provided in the following table:

18h 31m 26s
-10° 47’ 44”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1287 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 1287 - Reflection Nebula in Scutum star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1287 - Reflection Nebula in Scutum.

Finder chart IC 1287 - Reflection Nebula in Scutum star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1287 - Reflection Nebula in Scutum.

Rise ans set times of IC 1287 from your location

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

Today's IC 1287 - Reflection Nebula in Scutum rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 100.8°
Max altitude: 27.7°
Azimuth: 259.2°
IC 1287 - Reflection Nebula in Scutum is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom