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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:53 
Transit: 12:55 
Sunset: 20:59
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IC 1649 - Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix

Altitude: -75.1°   Azimuth: 243.5°   Direction: West-South-West

IC 1649 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Phoenix constellation. IC 1649 is situated south of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

The image below is a photograph of IC 1649 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 1649 - Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix star
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DSS2 image of IC 1649 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (1.9 arcmin) and minor (0.31 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 1649

IC 1649
Galaxy
Phoenix

IC 1649 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: -75.1°
Azimuth: 243.5°
Direction: West-South-West

See also IC 1649 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.71, IC 1649 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 1649 - Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix

Photometric information of IC 1649

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1649 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).

14.71
11.59
10.79
10.51

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 1649.

23.55 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1649

The following table reports IC 1649 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1649 is a visual representation of it.
1.9 arcmin
0.31 arcmin
136°

IC 1649 - Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix morphological classification

IC 1649 - Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix is classified as Spiral (SAbc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1649 - Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1649 - Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1649 - Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix, Spiral (SAbc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1649

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1649 are provided in the following table:

01h 11m 51s
-55° 51’ 25”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1649 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 1649 - Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1649 - Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix.

Finder chart IC 1649 - Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1649 - Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix.

Rise and set times of IC 1649 from your location

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

IC 1649 - Spiral Galaxy in Phoenix is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom