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Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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IC 1289 - Galaxy in Lyra

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 31.1°   Azimuth: 296.6°   Direction: West-North-West

IC 1289 is a Galaxy in the Lyra constellation. IC 1289 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 1289 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 1289 - Galaxy in Lyra star
DSS2 image of IC 1289 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.66 arcmin) and minor (0.33 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 1289

IC 1289

IC 1289 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: 31.1°
Azimuth: 296.6°
Direction: West-North-West

See also IC 1289 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.3, IC 1289 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 1289 - Galaxy in Lyra

Photometric information of IC 1289

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1289 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.

The surface brightess reported below is an indication of the brightness per unit of angular area of IC 1289.

23.37 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1289

The following table reports IC 1289 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1289 is a visual representation of it.
0.66 arcmin
0.33 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1289

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1289 are provided in the following table:

18h 30m 02s
+39° 57’ 50”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1289 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 1289 - Galaxy in Lyra star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1289 - Galaxy in Lyra.

Finder chart IC 1289 - Galaxy in Lyra star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1289 - Galaxy in Lyra.

Rise and set times of IC 1289 from your location

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

IC 1289 - Galaxy in Lyra is circumpolar and transits at 00:15 UTC (altitude: 78.5°)