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IC 1288 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra

IC 1288 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Lyra constellation. IC 1288 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 1288
Galaxy
Lyra
  • IC 1288 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 10° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.3, IC 1288 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 1288 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra

Photometric information of IC 1288

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1288 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).

14.3
11.17
10.51
10.2

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 1288.

22.89 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1288

The following table reports IC 1288 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1288 is a visual representation of it.
1.09 arcmin
0.61 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1288

The image below is a photograph of IC 1288 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 1288 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra star
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DSS2 image of IC 1288 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.09 arcmin) and minor (0.61 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 1288 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra morphological classification

IC 1288 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra is classified as Barred Spiral (Ba) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1288 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1288 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1288 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra, Barred Spiral (Ba).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1288

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1288 are provided in the following table:

18h 29m 21s
+39° 42’ 48”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1288 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 1288 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1288 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra.

Finder chart IC 1288 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1288 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra.

Rise ans set times of IC 1288 from your location

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

IC 1288 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra is circumpolar and transits at 23:37 UTC (altitude: 78.2°)