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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:58 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:09
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IC 1638 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pisces

Above the horizon.  Rise: 21:01 | Tran: 6:45 | Set: 16:26
Altitude: 62.1°   Azimuth: 119.1°   Direction: East-South-East

IC 1638 is a Elliptical Galaxy in the Pisces constellation. IC 1638 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Given its B magnitude of 14.9, IC 1638 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

The image below is a photograph of IC 1638 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 0.5000x0.5000 degrees (30.00x30.00 arcmins).

Image of IC 1638 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pisces star
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DSS2 image of IC 1638 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.75 arcmin) and minor (0.68 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Apparent Coordinates

01h 13m 44s
+33° 29’ 39”

J2000 Coordinates

01h 12m 21s
+33° 21’ 52”

Finder Chart

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1638 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 1638 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1638 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pisces.

Finder chart IC 1638 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1638 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pisces.

Photometric Information

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1638 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).

14.9
11.52
10.81
10.5

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 1638.

23.23 mag/arcsec2

Apparent Size

The following table reports IC 1638 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1638 is a visual representation of it.
0.75 arcmin
0.68 arcmin
105°

Morphological Classification

IC 1638 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pisces 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 1638 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pisces in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1638 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pisces
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1638 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pisces, Elliptical (E).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Rise and Set Times

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

Today's IC 1638 - Elliptical Galaxy in Pisces rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.6°
Max altitude: 71.9°
Azimuth: 303.4°