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IC 1742 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries

IC 1742 is a Spiral Galaxy in the Aries constellation. IC 1742 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 1742
Galaxy
Aries
  • IC 1742 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Its current altitude is 54° above the horizon. See also rise and set times.
  • Given its B magnitude of 15.2, IC 1742 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 1742

The following table lists the magnitude of IC 1742 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).

15.2
12.73
12.15
11.74

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 1742.

22.97 mag/arcsec2

Apparent size of IC 1742

The following table reports IC 1742 apparent angular size. The green area displayed on top of the DSS2 image of IC 1742 is a visual representation of it.
0.68 arcmin
0.46 arcmin
48°

Digitized Sky Survey image of IC 1742

The image below is a photograph of IC 1742 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 1742 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries star
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DSS2 image of IC 1742 in the Red band. The green region on the image is a representation of the major (0.68 arcmin) and minor (0.46 arcmin) axes of the object's apparent size.

IC 1742 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries morphological classification

IC 1742 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries is classified as Spiral (SAc) according to the Hubble and de Vaucouleurs galaxy morphological classification. The diagram below shows a visual representation of the position of IC 1742 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries in the Hubble de Vaucouleurs sequence.

IC 1742 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries
Visualization of the morphological classification of IC 1742 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries, Spiral (SAc).
Credits for the background image: Antonio Ciccolella / M. De Leo / CC BY

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of IC 1742

Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox of IC 1742 are provided in the following table:

01h 53m 13s
+22° 43’ 17”

The simplified sky charts below show the position of IC 1742 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 1742 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1742 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries.

Finder chart IC 1742 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries star
Simplified finder chart for IC 1742 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries.

Rise ans set times of IC 1742 from your location

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

Today's IC 1742 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 67.3°
Max altitude: 61.2°
Azimuth: 292.7°
IC 1742 - Spiral Galaxy in Aries is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom