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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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IC 1309 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sagittarius

Above the horizon.  Rise: 22:21 | Tran: 2:52 | Set: 7:18
Altitude: 16.1°   Azimuth: 149.2°   Direction: South-South-East

IC 1309 is a Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in the Sagittarius constellation. IC 1309 is situated close to the celestial equator and, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year.

The image below is a photograph of IC 1309 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 1309 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sagittarius star
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DSS2 image of IC 1309 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.87 arcmin) and minor (0.64 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 1309

IC 1309
Galaxy
Sagittarius

IC 1309 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.

Altitude: 16.1°
Azimuth: 149.2°
Direction: South-South-East

See also IC 1309 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.15, IC 1309 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 1309 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sagittarius

Photometric information of IC 1309

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1309 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).

15.15
11.81
11.15
10.82

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 1309.

23.25 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1309

The following table reports IC 1309 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1309 is a visual representation of it.
0.87 arcmin
0.64 arcmin
58°

IC 1309 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sagittarius morphological classification

IC 1309 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sagittarius is classified as Intermediate Spiral (SABb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1309 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sagittarius in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1309 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sagittarius
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1309 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sagittarius, Intermediate Spiral (SABb).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1309

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1309 are provided in the following table:

20h 03m 02s
-17° 13’ 55”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1309 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 1309 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sagittarius star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1309 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sagittarius.

Finder chart IC 1309 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sagittarius star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1309 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sagittarius.

Rise and set times of IC 1309 from your location

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

Today's IC 1309 - Intermediate Spiral Galaxy in Sagittarius rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 107.2°
Max altitude: 21.3°
Azimuth: 252.8°