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IC 1613 - Irregular Galaxy

IC 1613 is a Irregular Galaxy in the Cetus constellation. IC 1613 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 1613
Galaxy
Cetus
  • IC 1613 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 34° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its visual magnitude of 10.01, IC 1613 is visible with the help of a binocular with a 80mm aperture or a small telescope.
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Photometric information of IC 1613

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1613 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).

10.42
10.01

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 1613.

25 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1613

The following table reports IC 1613 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1613 is a visual representation of it.
18.32 arcmin
17.14 arcmin
50°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1613

The image below is a photograph of IC 1613 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 0.61066666666667x0.61066666666667 degrees (36.64x36.64 arcmins).

Image of IC 1613 - Irregular Galaxy star
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DSS2 image of IC 1613 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (18.32 arcmin) and minor (17.14 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 1613 - Irregular Galaxy morphological classification

IC 1613 - Irregular Galaxy is classified as Irregular (I) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1613 - Irregular Galaxy in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1613 - Irregular Galaxy
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1613 - Irregular Galaxy, Irregular (I).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1613

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1613 are provided in the following table:

01h 04m 48s
+02° 07’ 04”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1613 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 1613 - Irregular Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1613 - Irregular Galaxy.

Finder chart IC 1613 - Irregular Galaxy star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1613 - Irregular Galaxy.

Rise ans set times of IC 1613 from your location

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

Today's IC 1613 - Irregular Galaxy rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 87.9°
Max altitude: 40.6°
Azimuth: 272.1°
IC 1613 - Irregular Galaxy is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom