IC 1301 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cygnus
IC 1301 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Cygnus constellation. IC 1301 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.
See also IC 1301 rise and set times.
Given its B magnitude of 14.3, IC 1301 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
Photometric information of IC 1301
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1301 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 1301.
Apparent size of IC 1301The following table reports IC 1301 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1301 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1301
The image below is a photograph of IC 1301 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).
IC 1301 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cygnus morphological classification
IC 1301 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cygnus is classified as Lenticular (S0-Aa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1301 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cygnus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1301
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1301 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1301 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.
Rise ans set times of IC 1301 from your location
IC 1301 - Lenticular Galaxy in Cygnus is circumpolar and transits at 14:49 UTC (altitude: 88.6°)