IC 131 - HII Ionized region in Triangulum
IC 131 is a HII Ionized region in the Triangulum constellation. IC 131 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.
Photometric information of IC 131
The following table lists the magnitude of IC 131 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.
Apparent size of IC 131The following table reports IC 131 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 131 is a visual representation of it.
Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 131
The image below is a photograph of IC 131 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).
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 131
Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 131 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 131 in the sky. The first chart has a field of view of 60° while the second one has a field of view of 10°.