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IC 1296 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra

Altitude: 53.4°   Azimuth: 257.2°   Direction: West-South-West

IC 1296 is a Barred Spiral Galaxy in the Lyra constellation. IC 1296 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 1296 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 1296 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra star
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DSS2 image of IC 1296 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.99 arcmin) and minor (0.53 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 1296

IC 1296
Galaxy
Lyra

IC 1296 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 53.4°
Azimuth: 257.2°
Direction: West-South-West

See also IC 1296 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.4, IC 1296 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 1296 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra

Photometric information of IC 1296

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1296 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).

15.4
12.98
12.35
12.41

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 1296.

23.63 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1296

The following table reports IC 1296 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1296 is a visual representation of it.
0.99 arcmin
0.53 arcmin
69°

IC 1296 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra morphological classification

IC 1296 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra is classified as Barred Spiral (Bbc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1296 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1296 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1296 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra, Barred Spiral (Bbc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1296

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1296 are provided in the following table:

18h 53m 18s
+33° 03’ 59”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1296 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 1296 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1296 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra.

Finder chart IC 1296 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1296 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra.

Rise and set times of IC 1296 from your location

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

Today's IC 1296 - Barred Spiral Galaxy in Lyra rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.9°
Max altitude: 71.6°
Azimuth: 303.1°