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IC 1551 - Galaxy

IC 1551 is a Galaxy in the Pisces constellation. IC 1551 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.

IC 1551
Galaxy
Pisces
  • IC 1551 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 47° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15, IC 1551 is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.
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Photometric information of IC 1551

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1551 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
12.08
11.41
11.06

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 1551.

24.53 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1551

The following table reports IC 1551 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1551 is a visual representation of it.
2.42 arcmin
0.68 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1551

The image below is a photograph of IC 1551 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 1551 -  Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of IC 1551 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (2.42 arcmin) and minor (0.68 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 1551 - Galaxy morphological classification

IC 1551 - Galaxy is classified as according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1551 - Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1551 - Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1551 - Galaxy, .
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1551

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1551 are provided in the following table:

00h 27m 34s
+08° 52’ 38”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1551 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 1551 -  Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1551 - Galaxy.

Finder chart IC 1551 -  Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1551 - Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of IC 1551 from your location

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

Today's IC 1551 - Galaxy rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 81.1°
Max altitude: 47.4°
Azimuth: 278.9°
IC 1551 - Galaxy is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom