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north SunriseRise: 7:48  
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IC 1678 - Galaxy in Pisces

Altitude: 40.5°   Azimuth: 150.2°   Direction: South-South-East

IC 1678 is a Galaxy in the Pisces constellation. IC 1678 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 1678

IC 1678 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 40.5°
Azimuth: 150.2°
Direction: South-South-East

See also IC 1678 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 15.5, IC 1678 is visible only through long exposure photography.

Available Resources for IC 1678 - Galaxy in Pisces

Photometric information of IC 1678

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1678 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.

Apparent size of IC 1678

The following table reports IC 1678 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1678 is a visual representation of it.
0.34 arcmin
0.24 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1678

The image below is a photograph of IC 1678 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 1678 - Galaxy in Pisces star
DSS2 image of IC 1678 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.34 arcmin) and minor (0.24 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1678

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1678 are provided in the following table:

01h 21m 02s
+05° 33’ 37”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1678 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 1678 - Galaxy in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1678 - Galaxy in Pisces.

Finder chart IC 1678 - Galaxy in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1678 - Galaxy in Pisces.

Rise ans set times of IC 1678 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 1678 - Galaxy in Pisces 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: 84.4°
Max altitude: 44.1°
Azimuth: 275.6°