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IC 1459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Grus

IC 1459 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Grus constellation. IC 1459 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere.

IC 1459
Galaxy
Grus
  • IC 1459 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 11.85, IC 1459 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 8 inches (200mm) or more.
Available Resources for IC 1459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Grus

Photometric information of IC 1459

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1459 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).

10.96
11.85
7.69
7.07
6.81

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 1459.

23.12 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1459

The following table reports IC 1459 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1459 is a visual representation of it.
4.61 arcmin
3.23 arcmin
43°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1459

The image below is a photograph of IC 1459 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 1459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Grus star
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DSS2 image of IC 1459 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (4.61 arcmin) and minor (3.23 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 1459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Grus morphological classification

IC 1459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Grus is classified as Elliptical (E) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Grus in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Grus
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Grus, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1459

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1459 are provided in the following table:

22h 57m 11s
-36° 27’ 43”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1459 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 1459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Grus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Grus.

Finder chart IC 1459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Grus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Grus.

Rise ans set times of IC 1459 from your location

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

Today's IC 1459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Grus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 126.5°
Max altitude: 2.1°
Azimuth: 233.5°
IC 1459 - Elliptical Galaxy in Grus is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom