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IC 1739 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax

Altitude: -20.2°   Azimuth: 240.3°   Direction: West-South-West

IC 1739 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Fornax constellation. IC 1739 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 1739 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 1739 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax star
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DSS2 image of IC 1739 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.88 arcmin) and minor (0.55 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

Key facts about IC 1739

IC 1739
Galaxy
Fornax

IC 1739 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -20.2°
Azimuth: 240.3°
Direction: West-South-West

See also IC 1739 rise and set times.

Given its B magnitude of 14.91, IC 1739 is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 20 inches (500mm) or more.

Available Resources for IC 1739 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax

Photometric information of IC 1739

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1739 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).

14.91
12.31
11.91
11.49

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 1739.

22.88 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1739

The following table reports IC 1739 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1739 is a visual representation of it.
0.88 arcmin
0.55 arcmin
86°

IC 1739 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax morphological classification

IC 1739 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax is classified as Spiral (SAb) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1739 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1739 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1739 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax, Spiral (SAb).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1739

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1739 are provided in the following table:

01h 50m 30s
-34° 03’ 20”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1739 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 1739 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1739 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax.

Finder chart IC 1739 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1739 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax.

Rise and set times of IC 1739 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 1739 - Spiral Galaxy in Fornax 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: 124.1°
Max altitude: 4.5°
Azimuth: 235.9°