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IC 1396 - Star Cluster + Nebula

IC 1396 is a Star Cluster + Nebula in the Cepheus constellation. IC 1396 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 1396
Star Cluster + Nebula
Cepheus
  • IC 1396 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 79° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
Available Resources for IC 1396 - Star Cluster + Nebula

Apparent size of IC 1396

The following table reports IC 1396 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1396 is a visual representation of it.
14 arcmin
4 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1396

The image below is a photograph of IC 1396 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 0.46666666666667x0.46666666666667 degrees (28x28 arcmins).

Image of IC 1396 - Star Cluster + Nebula star
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DSS2 image of IC 1396 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (14 arcmin) and minor (4 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1396

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1396 are provided in the following table:

21h 38m 57s
+57° 29’ 20”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1396 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 1396 - Star Cluster + Nebula star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1396 - Star Cluster + Nebula.

Finder chart IC 1396 - Star Cluster + Nebula star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1396 - Star Cluster + Nebula.

Rise ans set times of IC 1396 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

IC 1396 - Star Cluster + Nebula is circumpolar and transits at 16:54 UTC (altitude: 84.0°)