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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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IC 1347 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius

Above the horizon.  Rise: 20:56 | Tran: 1:50 | Set: 6:39
Alt: 0.12°   Az: 248.30°   Direction: West-South-West

IC 1347 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Aquarius constellation. IC 1347 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. Given its B magnitude of 15.62, IC 1347 is visible only through long exposure photography.

The image below is a photograph of IC 1347 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 1347 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius star
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DSS2 image of IC 1347 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.42 arcmin) and minor (0.65 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

21h 03m 04s
-13° 12’ 56”
04h 50m 30s
01h 53m 35s

J2000

21h 01m 44s
-13° 18’ 47”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1347 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 1347 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1347 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius.

Finder chart IC 1347 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1347 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1347 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).

15.62
11.38
10.7
10.34

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 1347.

24.77 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 1347 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1347 is a visual representation of it.
1.42 arcmin
0.65 arcmin

Morphological Classification

IC 1347 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius is classified as Lenticular (S0) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1347 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1347 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1347 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius, Lenticular (S0).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's IC 1347 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 103.2°
Max altitude: 25.3°
Azimuth: 256.8°