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IC 1302 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cygnus

IC 1302 is a Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in the Cygnus constellation. IC 1302 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 1302
Galaxy
Cygnus
  • IC 1302 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Its current altitude is 43° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.08, IC 1302 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.
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Photometric information of IC 1302

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1302 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).

14.08
11.25
10.6
10.35

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 1302.

22.2 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1302

The following table reports IC 1302 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1302 is a visual representation of it.
0.95 arcmin
0.51 arcmin
50°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1302

The image below is a photograph of IC 1302 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 1302 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cygnus star
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DSS2 image of IC 1302 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.95 arcmin) and minor (0.51 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 1302 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cygnus morphological classification

IC 1302 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cygnus is classified as Intermediate Spiral (SABc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1302 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cygnus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1302 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cygnus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1302 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cygnus, Intermediate Spiral (SABc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1302

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1302 are provided in the following table:

19h 30m 52s
+35° 47’ 06”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1302 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 1302 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cygnus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1302 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cygnus.

Finder chart IC 1302 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cygnus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1302 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cygnus.

Rise ans set times of IC 1302 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 1302 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cygnus 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: 54.2°
Max altitude: 74.3°
Azimuth: 305.8°
IC 1302 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Cygnus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom