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IC 1687 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pisces

IC 1687 is a Lenticular Galaxy in the Pisces constellation. IC 1687 is situated north of the celestial equator and, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

IC 1687
Galaxy
Pisces
  • IC 1687 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 11° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 14.8, IC 1687 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 1687

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1687 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).

14.8
11.63
10.96
10.81

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 1687.

22.88 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1687

The following table reports IC 1687 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1687 is a visual representation of it.
0.68 arcmin
0.48 arcmin

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1687

The image below is a photograph of IC 1687 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 1687 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pisces star
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DSS2 image of IC 1687 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.68 arcmin) and minor (0.48 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 1687 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pisces morphological classification

IC 1687 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pisces is classified as Lenticular (S0-Aa) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1687 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pisces in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1687 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pisces
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1687 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pisces, Lenticular (S0-Aa).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1687

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1687 are provided in the following table:

01h 23m 18s
+33° 16’ 31”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1687 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 1687 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1687 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pisces.

Finder chart IC 1687 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pisces star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1687 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pisces.

Rise ans set times of IC 1687 from your location

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

Today's IC 1687 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pisces rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.7°
Max altitude: 71.8°
Azimuth: 303.3°
IC 1687 - Lenticular Galaxy in Pisces is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom