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IC 1493 - Galaxy in Pegasus

Altitude: -23.6°   Azimuth: 9.5°   Direction: North

IC 1493 is a Galaxy in the Pegasus constellation. IC 1493 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 1493 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 1493 - Galaxy in Pegasus star
DSS2 image of IC 1493 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.52 arcmin) and minor (0.29 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 1493

IC 1493

IC 1493 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -23.6°
Azimuth: 9.5°
Direction: North

See also IC 1493 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 16.55, IC 1493 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for IC 1493 - Galaxy in Pegasus

Photometric information of IC 1493

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1493 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).


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 1493.

23.88 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1493

The following table reports IC 1493 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1493 is a visual representation of it.
0.52 arcmin
0.29 arcmin

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1493

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1493 are provided in the following table:

23h 30m 28s
+14° 27’ 31”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1493 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 1493 - Galaxy in Pegasus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1493 - Galaxy in Pegasus.

Finder chart IC 1493 - Galaxy in Pegasus star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1493 - Galaxy in Pegasus.

Rise and set times of IC 1493 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 1493 - Galaxy in Pegasus 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: 75.5°
Max altitude: 53.0°
Azimuth: 284.5°