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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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IC 1311 - Open Cluster in Cygnus

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 2.91°   Az: 5.04°   Direction: North

IC 1311 is a Open Cluster in the Cygnus constellation. IC 1311 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Given its visual magnitude of 13.1, IC 1311 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 10 inches (250mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of IC 1311 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of IC 1311 - Open Cluster in Cygnus star
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DSS2 image of IC 1311 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (6.3 arcmin) and minor (6.3 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

20h 11m 39s
+41° 14’ 52”
12h 26m 48s
08h 38m 27s

J2000

20h 10m 47s
+41° 10’ 26”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1311 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 1311 - Open Cluster in Cygnus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1311 - Open Cluster in Cygnus.

Finder chart IC 1311 - Open Cluster in Cygnus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1311 - Open Cluster in Cygnus.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1311 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).

13.1

For more information about photometry in astronomy, check the photometric system article on Wikipedia.

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 1311 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1311 is a visual representation of it.
6.3 arcmin
6.3 arcmin

Rise and Set Times

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

IC 1311 - Open Cluster in Cygnus is circumpolar and transits at 00:22 UTC (altitude: 79.8°)