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.
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).
For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.
Apparent size of IC 1287The 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.
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).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1287
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1287 are provided in the following table:
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°.