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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:42  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:40
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IC 1412 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius

Altitude: 15.1°   Azimuth: 146.2°   Direction: South-East

IC 1412 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Aquarius constellation. IC 1412 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 1412 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 1412 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius star
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DSS2 image of IC 1412 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.27 arcmin) and minor (0.71 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 1412

IC 1412
Galaxy
Aquarius

IC 1412 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 15.1°
Azimuth: 146.2°
Direction: South-East

See also IC 1412 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.4, IC 1412 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 14 inches (350mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 1412 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius

Photometric information of IC 1412

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1412 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).

14.4
12.13
11.52
11.2

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 1412.

23.77 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1412

The following table reports IC 1412 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1412 is a visual representation of it.
1.27 arcmin
0.71 arcmin
102°

IC 1412 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius morphological classification

IC 1412 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius is classified as Lenticular (S0-Aa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1412 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1412 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1412 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1412

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1412 are provided in the following table:

21h 58m 18s
-17° 10’ 33”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1412 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 1412 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1412 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius.

Finder chart IC 1412 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1412 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius.

Rise and set times of IC 1412 from your location

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

Today's IC 1412 - Lenticular Galaxy in Aquarius rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

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